Jazz Theory I

Grades 6–Adult
Teacher: TBA
Saturday, 11:00–12:00
Room: A710

Tuition: $308 per semester*
Tuition with lessons (10% off): $278 per semester
Tuition with lessons and two or more concurrent 17-week classes or ensembles (15% off): $262 per semester
This is a yearlong course divided into two semesters.

This full-year course will introduce students to basic jazz theory, concepts and applications: scales, intervals, triads and seventh chords, altered chords, modes, the Blues (including various blues scales), common jazz rhythms, and melodic considerations. Emphasis will be on applying theory and beginning to develop jazz vocabulary through transcribing, composing and other analysis.

Prerequisite: Fundamental Musicianship: Theory & Aural Skills 1 or permission of the instructor. 

*Updated to reflect 2022-2023 year


How to Register

New students and students registering after mid-September: ECMS Registration Form 

Continuing ECMS students may re-register online from May until September.

Paper registration forms available upon request: (585) 274-1400

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