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SO YOU WANT TO GO TO MUSIC SCHOOL?

It is audition season! Across the country, high school seniors are preparing to audition into various undergraduate music programs. There are a TON of great schools out there for the aspiring musician. Here are some tips for students, educators, and…

RETHINKING ARTISTRY IN MODERN ORCHESTRAL JAZZ

RETHINKING ARTISTRY IN MODERN ORCHESTRAL JAZZ 
  
  
Keith T. Karns 
  
  
PREPARED FOR THE 2016 JAZZ EDUCATION NETWORK CONFERENCE 

  
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS 
January 2016 

  
INTRODUCTION 

            Big band jazz has been engaged in a quiet renaissance over the past…

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A BRIEF HISTORY OF JAZZ EDUCATION PRIOR TO 1950

INTRODUCTION 

Current narratives on the history and development of jazz education imply that formalized jazz education is an entity beginning sometime after 1950. While this perspective captures the development of the jazz publishing industry, the expansion of collegiate jazz…

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THE STUDIO RECORDINGS OF MILES DAVIS 1965-1970 

Postbop and Early Fusion



This paper will summarize the musical development and output of Miles Davis during the mid 1960s through early 1970. It will focus on the development of postbop and fusion and the various musical, personnel, business…

Composer Profile: Clare Fischer

            I have long been an admirer of Clare Fischer’s music. Fischer is perhaps one of the most influential yet least well-known arrangers of the twentieth century. His influence is wide and far-reaching and he has made significant contributions not only…
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Music History as Part of a Jazz Curriculum

Music History. No two words seem to inspire more dread in music students than these. The battery of music history courses can often be among the most challenging and least rewarding in undergraduate and graduate curriculums alike. Among jazz students…