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Establishing a Percussion Jazz Ensemble at the Collegiate Level: Historical Context, Resource Guide, and Arrangements

Abstract The percussion jazz ensemble is a long-established yet rare component of 21st century percussion studios in the United States. While many American collegiate programs have percussion ensembles that perform jazz-based pieces, none are identified as a “percussion jazz ensemble.” This may be for a variety of reasons. Professors may not have considered adding a percussion jazz ensemble to their program because of its scarcity in American universities. Including such a class would be challenging if the instructors did not feel comfortable or familiar enough with jazz idioms and vernacular. Additionally, very few compositions or arrangements are available for this group. While there are several method books on jazz vibraphone, there are no pedago... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor Moreau, Danielle (Author) / Smith, Jeffrey (Advisor) / Feisst, Sabine (Committee member) / Swoboda, Deanna (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Music / Performing arts / Performing arts education / Arrangements / Collegiate / Ensemble / Jazz / Percussion / Resource
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 453 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Music 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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