Small Jazz Ensembles
The Jazz Studies Program offers a diverse and creative small-group performance experience. At present, the program features six small ensembles, each coached by one of our experienced jazz faculty members. The bands cover a range of styles including bebop, Latin-jazz, free jazz, funk, hip-hop, and many others. Students are strongly encouraged to compose and arrange for their own groups. A weekly forum provides opportunity for each ensemble to perform and to receive valuable feedback from peers and faculty, and all groups participate in a final concert at the end of each semester. Members of Small Ensembles are selected by audition only.
Large Jazz Ensembles - Jazz Lab I
Jazz Lab I is UNR's premiere large jazz ensemble. Jazz Lab I is composed of the more advanced students of the Jazz studies program. Members of Jazz Lab I are selected by audition only.
All Jazz ensembles require an audition. Jazz Lab I is only open to students enrolled in the Department of Music's Jazz and Improvisational Music program. Students seeking to register and participate in Jazz Ensembles should seek the instructor's approval prior to registration.