This class is open to students by audition or by recommendation of the director. Performance skills are developed through group and individualized instruction. Students learn basic music theory, history, and vocabulary as it relates to the Jazz medium. Students learn basic playing fundamentals, sight reading, and skills needed for basic improvisation. This class is designed to optimize the potential, talent, and musicianship of those students who show a particular interest in Jazz music through the rehearsal and performance of quality Jazz literature.