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Jazz Ensemble

Study and performance of Big Band repertoire from swing era to present. One rehearsal and two sectionals weekly with two or more concerts each year. May be repeated.

A jazz ensemble that studies and performs Big Band repertoire from the swing era to present day.

Rehearsals: Tuesdays 6:00-8:00 p.m. in BB117 Booker Hall, plus sectionals

Course Number: MSEN 192

General Education Requirement:  FSVP—Must complete 1 unit in same ensemble before FSVP credit is awarded. 

Unit(s): .5

Conductor: Dr. Michael Davison, professor of music

Additional Information: 
Open by audition to all students.

To schedule an audition, contact Dr. Mike Davison.

Jazz Combo

Small jazz ensemble. Regular performances on and off campus. May be repeated.

Small instrumental ensembles that focus on specific jazz traditions. Sections for this course are as follows:

195-01    Combo Music: Swing
195-02    Combo Music:  Brazilian
195-04    Combo Music:  Bluegrass
195-05    Combo Music:  American Roots
195-06    Combo Music:  Samba

Rehearsals: See class schedule for meeting times and locations.

Unit(s): .25

Conductor: Dr. Michael Davison, professor of music

Additional Information: 
Open by audition to all students. Led by members of the faculty.

For more information, contact Dr. Mike Davison.

Little Big Band

Large jazz combo; study and perform chamber jazz literature from many different jazz and contemporary styles, including swing, be bop, Latin jazz and jazz rock. Emphasis on performance and improvisation. Two 1.5-hour rehearsals weekly with regular performances on and off campus.

Course Number: MSEN 204

General Education Requirement:  FSVP—Must complete 1 unit in same ensemble before FSVP credit is awarded. 

Unit(s): .5

Conductor: Dr. Michael Davison, professor of music

Additional Information: 
Open by audition to all students.

To schedule an audition, contact Dr. Mike Davison.

Directors

Jazz Ensemble Director
Dr. Mike Davison
mdavison@richmond.edu
(804) 289-8281

Jazz Combo Director
Dr. Mike Davision
mdavison@richmond.edu
(804) 289-8281

Bossa Nova and Samba
Kevin Harding
khardin2@richmond.edu

Early Blues/Swing

Dr. David Esleck
desleck@richmond.edu

Bluegrass/American Roots
Charles Arthur
arthurch1@verizon.net