The course explores sophisticated harmonic and formal structures, as found in the music of Mingus, Monk, Wheeler, Shorter, Ellington and Strayhorn, and correlative European art music. Theoretical concepts taught in this course are designed to support concurrent performance-based studies in JAZZ 283. Students will learn to use computer software to notate music of sophisticated melodic, contrapuntal, formal, and structural character.


JAZZ 230 with a grade of C- or higher, and JAZZ 285 as a pre- or co-requisite

Course Notes

JAZZ 231 is an approved Capstone course for Cap Core requirements.

Course Outlines

Please note: Course outlines of record posted may vary from the section syllabus distributed by each instructor (e.g. textbooks, assignments, timing of midterms).