Warren Wilson College Catalog 07-08

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MUS 255 Jazz Appreciation 4cr

Jazz originated, developed and evolved in the United States; it is a significant American contribution to the world of music. Like any great music it has progressed through distinguishable periods and introduced outstanding musicians to society and the world. The history of jazz will be traced from its emergence at the turn of the century, through the proliferation of styles current today. Through recordings, videotaped performances, attendance at live concerts, and assigned readings, an understanding and appreciation of swing, bebop, cool, and free jazz will be fostered.