The New School for
Jazz and Contemporary Music

Choral Musicianship

A mixed a cappella choir (women and men) comprising vocal and instrumental jazz students, offers musicians the uplifting experience of singing European polyphonic music from 1300 to the present. Masterpieces from the European Renaissance and Baroque periods may include works by Ockeghem, Josquin, Tallis, Byrd, Victoria, Monteverdi, Schütz, Bach, and Brahms, and select contemporary composers. Proper breath support and vocal production, choral rehearsal techniques, working with a conductor, singing in Latin and other foreign languages, reading C clefs, and transposing are covered. Performances are not part of the choir’s obligation, although informal presentations are possible with mutual interest. Final enrollment is at the discretion of the instructor. Prerequisite: ability to sight-sing lines of medium difficulty in a choral setting. 1–2 credits (Spring only)

 
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