EVDIV 143 — Jazz Piano
These courses are designed to develop the functional skills and aesthetics required of the modern-day jazz pianist. Students are placed into classes according to their ability and musical goals, ensuring an appropriately challenging curriculum for working music professionals and hobbyists of all levels. Beginning students learn to read chord symbols, create solo piano arrangements from a lead sheet, and “comp” in trio settings. Intermediate and advanced students complete transcription projects, refine their improvisational skills, and learn more complex chord voicings. Two sessions with a rhythm section comprised of Juilliard Jazz musicians give all students an invaluable and enjoyable opportunity to practice what they have learned. This course is intended for proficient pianists who can read music (both treble and bass clef), and who are familiar with musical fundamentals including major and minor scales, triads, key signatures, note values, etc. Placement interview required.
Jazz Piano Audition Information
Students should prepare one piece of any style, but ideally a jazz standard, which demonstrates their technical proficiency on the instrument. Intermediate and advanced students should prepare a second piece that includes improvisation.
Jazz Piano Audition Date
Please schedule an audition at: juilliard.edu/eveningauditions
$950 per semester
Students may register online after they have auditioned and been accepted.
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