Rock and Jazz Ensemble

Course Code:

Credit Hours:

Effective beginning:

001 (for each)


Course Description:
A study of rock and jazz styles with an emphasis on repertoire development and preparation for public performances. Membership is open to all part-time and full-time students on a credit or non-credit basis. Two or more hours of instruction per week. May be repeated up to a maximum of 4 times for credit.


Course Details


Dr. Josh Martin
Office: H125


Required textbooks/ course materials:

No textbook or course materials are required to purchase for this course. Textbooks and instructional supplies will be provided.



Assignment/course outline:

See your Instructor First Day Handout for individual instructor assignment schedule.


Discipline-level learning outcomes:

Area 5: Humanities

College-Level Competency: Interpret, evaluate, and appreciate works of human culture

H-1 Compare works of the humanities (art, philosophy, architecture, literature, film, theatre and/or music) in various cultures or literary movements

H-2 Analyze artistic expressions (art, philosophy, architecture, literature, film, theatre and/or music)

H-3 Communicate informed responses to works of the humanities (art, philosophy, architecture, literature, film, theatre and/or music)

H-4 Explain thematic connections among works of the humanities (art, philosophy, architecture, literature, film, theatre and/or music)

Music Studies Competency: Compare, analyze, appreciate and demonstrate works of music while applying foundational knowledge and skills; including the ability to work independently and collaboratively to prepare performances at the highest possible level.

Mu-1 Create new works of music


Course-level learning outcomes:

Course-level Student Learning ObjectivesDiscipline-Specific 
Learning Outcomes
Assessment Methods
Perform jazz literature that utilitizes diverse musical styles. H1, H2, H3 Recital, Skills Performance, Behavioral Observation
Interpret musical phrasing and expression appropriately. H2, H3  
Demonstrate music fluency through reading and/or improvisation techniques. H3  


Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

The instructor will conduct an ensemble providing an outlet and learning experience for students to study and perform via a combination of rehearsal, out-of-class practice, and performance opportunities. Music will be assigned and concepts will be explained in class. The instructor will monitor individual progress, and group experiences will be a feature of each class period. The instructor will hold weekly office hours to address further questions and student needs outside of class time. The final grade will be based on class participation and skills performance.

Students are expected to:

  • Arrive to class on time
  • Participate in rehearsal and be focused in class
  • Practice outside of class time
  • Participate in group performances


Printer-friendly Version:

Download Syllabus


College-wide policies and resources

For more specific information on Chipola's college-wide academic policies and resources available to students, visit the link below.

Policies & Resources