2023-2024 Jazz Ensemble Parent Liaison - Dana Kamenetsky
This is considered an advanced jazz course. The class will include advanced elements of jazz theory, historical and cultural context, and connections to other disciplines. Advanced improvisation skills and techniques will be utilized.
2023-2024 Jazz Ensemble Syllabus
Prerequisite: Audition/consent of instructor.
Course Objectives (Students will be able to):
Demonstrate technical skills on their instrument.
Identify, define, and perform expressive qualities on their instrument.
Perform appropriate technical skills and expressive qualities on their instrument based on style, genre, and context.
Develop, apply, and refine effective individual practice and group rehearsal strategies.
Develop and apply criteria for self and group assessment of performances.
Define criteria used to select appropriate music for the ensemble.
Instrumental Music Program Mission Statement:
The San Ramon Valley High School Instrumental Music Program strives to provide a comprehensive and enriching experience for all students. We meet the individual needs of each student by maintaining a curriculum that is rigorous, standards-based, diverse, and equitable. Our ensembles make positive contributions to social-emotional health, honor individual identity as assets to the group, as well as maintain an inclusive environment and supportive community.