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Two semesters, beginning in September
Humber's Jazz Performance – Introduction to Commercial Jazz is a performance-based program designed to help you develop and further the skills and knowledge required for you to continue your postsecondary education in music. Students will have the opportunity to identify and improve upon areas of weakness and to further develop performance skills. All courses will provide a particular focus toward the commercial/jazz field.
Students will emerge from the program with a clearer understanding of the field and their own career potentials within the field, and as stronger candidates for entry into diploma/degree programs at Canadian colleges and universities.
This intensive, performance-based program provides a comprehensive and integrated curriculum designed for the talented player who wants to solidify their knowledge of the fundamentals of western music and/or further their current performance skills. Students will be challenged to develop and further their performance skills through the jazz-specific areas of improvisation, repertoire development, and small group ensemble performance.
Although popular music and rock recordings continue to dominate the Canadian market, sales of jazz and blues labels are growing the fastest, soaring 45.4 per cent in a recent two-year period. As a student of Jazz Performance – Introduction to Commercial Jazz, you will have the opportunity to study with many of Canada's finest jazz musicians, thereby learning the craft directly from the pros. The program will help you develop the ability to accurately and confidently assess your skills in relation to existing vocational opportunities and future career directions.
For audition and theory requirements, visit humbermusic.ca.
Note: For more information, refer to Selection Procedures.
Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the program.
The 2013/2014 fee for two semesters is
*Note: Price will vary according to instrument profile.
Amounts listed are the total of tuition, lab and material fees, student service and auxiliary fees for the first two semesters of the 2013/2014 academic year. Fees are subject to change. For more information, refer to Fees and Financial Assistance.
Humber also offers the Bachelor of Music degree program 22061.
Students who apply to the degree program may be recommended for the Jazz Performance – Introduction to Commercial Jazz program. Students who complete the Jazz Performance – Introduction to Commercial Jazz program must then re-audition for the degree program. In order to audition for the Music degree program, students enrolled in the Jazz Performance – Introduction to Commercial Jazz program must successfully complete the program with an overall grade point average (GPA) of 70 per cent or more including a minimum grade of 65 per cent in COMM 200.
|Course Code||Course Name|
|GNED||General Education Elective|
|MFDN 100||Theory Fundamentals 1|
|MFDN 101||Aural and Reading Fundamentals 1|
|MFDN 102||Song Materials 1|
|MFDN 103||Elements of Improvisation 1|
|MFDN 104||Keyboard Fundamentals 1|
|MFDN 105||Listening and Analysis 1|
|MFDN 106||Private Lesson 1|
|WRIT 100||College Reading and Writing Skills|
|Course Code||Course Name|
|GNED 101||An Introduction to Arts and Science|
|MFDN 150||Theory Fundamentals 2|
|MFDN 151||Aural and Reading Fundamentals 2|
|MFDN 152||Song Materials 2|
|MFDN 153||Elements of Improvisation 2|
|MFDN 154||Keyboard Fundamentals 2|
|MFDN 156||Private Lessons 2|