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Jazz Ensemble 3 plays six concerts a year with students working towards developing sectional and improvisational skills in the jazz style. An emphasis is placed on scales, sight reading, intonation, ensemble playing, and improvisation. Many students start their collegiate jazz experience in this ensemble and work their way to Jazz 1. Jazz 3 is directed by a graduate assistant and Mark Buselli.

Rehearsal Information

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Times

Tuesday and Thursday: 11-11:50 a.m.

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Location

Hargreaves Music Building (MU), room 120

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Course Numbers

  • MUSC 141, section 1C (0 credit – undergraduate)
  • MUSC 341, section 1C (1 credit – undergraduate)

Mark Buselli

Conductor

Mark Buselli
director of jazz studies

Join the Ensemble

All Fall 2022 auditions will be held in person in MU 117 in the Hargreaves Music Building. A signup sheet will be posted after July 1 outside the room on the Jazz bulletin board. Please email Director of Jazz Studies Mark Buselli with any questions.

  • Wednesday, August 17, 2022 – saxophones (Noon to 6 p.m.)
  • Thursday, August 18, 2022 – rhythm section (Noon to 6 p.m.)
  • Friday, August 19, 2022 – brass (Noon to 6 p.m.)

Here are the requirements for your ensemble audition:

  • Prepare something that you have been working on or have performed in the past. It could be a tune, a transcribed solo, or a piece of music in a jazz setting.
  • All major scales
  • Improvise over a B-flat blues
  • Sight read