Prerequisite: Audition. It is expected that the student has a working knowledge of standard notation on the respective instrument and at least some reasonable amount of experience in a previous ensemble, be it formal or informal. Students are expected in due time to move into intermediate levels of proficiency and aspire to improve and develop skills through experience in rehearsal and public performance. In this course, students will perform the idiom of jazz within an ensemble ranging from a small combo to a big band, depending on the availability of instruments and personnel. Course may be repeated for credit. May be taken for 0 credit (MUS087).