Jazz Ensemble offers the most advanced instrumental experience through study and performance of master works in the jazz idiom. Due to the soloistic nature of part assignments, there is a strong emphasis on individual preparation for rehearsals and performance. Emphasis is placed on the continued development of musical skills such as sight-reading, rhythmical counting systems, technique, articulation, tone production, jazz theory and improvisation. Private study on principal instrument is strongly recommended. Attending all concerts, festivals, dress rehearsals and other performances is expected.