Survey of Jazz History (MUED3031)
UNIT OF STUDY
This unit of study provides students with an overview of the development of jazz from its earliest stages to the present and from its origins in New Orleans to its contemporary expressions in Australia, Europe and elsewhere. An understanding of stylistic and technical aspects of jazz will be undertaken through immersion in jazz-related skills of listening and transcription as well as idiomatic improvisation, which will be developed progressively through weekly workshops.The unit is especially designed for students in the BMus(MusEd) degree program for whom it is a core requirement, but is also available to students in other degree programs (apart from Jazz Performance students).
Our courses that offer this unit of study
- Bachelor of Engineering Honours and Bachelor of Music Studies
- Bachelor of Music (Composition)
- Bachelor of Music (Music Education)
- Bachelor of Music (Performance)
- Bachelor of Music Studies
- Bachelor of Music Studies and Bachelor of Arts
- Bachelor of Music Studies and Doctor of Medicine
- Diploma of Music
Further unit of study information
1 hr lecture, 1 hour workshop/wk
Live gig report (10%), teaching sequence and tutorial presentation (60%), exam (30%)
Faculty/department permission required?
Unit of study rules
This unit is not available for Jazz Performance students unless they are enrolled in BMus (Music Education).
Study this unit outside a degree
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.
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.