Jazz Ensemble 1 (JAZZ1611)


This unit of study provides jazz students with the opportunities for performance of large ensemble arrangements in a Big Band, small jazz ensemble works and arrangements including original works by the students themselves in a nominated small jazz ensemble, and participation in Jazz Piano class.

Our courses that offer this unit of study

Further unit of study information


1 hr Jazz Piano class (Non Piano students only); 2 hr Small Ensemble class; 2 hr Elective Jazz Orchestra class OR 3 hr Big Band class/week


A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour, improvisational and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances, and nominated assessment tasks (100%) NB: the student must pass all three elements of this Unit in order to proceed to subsequent units of study.

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules



Additional Information

Jazz students must attend the Large Ensemble auditions for placement in one of the large ensembles; Non-jazz students can apply to the Chair of Jazz Unit to audition for entry to either the Large or Small Jazz Ensemble 1-8 electives.

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.