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"Establishing a Percussion Jazz Ensemble at the Collegiate Level: Historical Context, Resource Guide, and Arrangements"

This project seeks to provide university educators with the necessary materials for building and maintaining a percussion jazz ensemble. Various curricula were developed as models for a 16-week course which include jazz theory through performance and historical perspectives. Furthermore, a detailed list and analysis of available resources was compiled to aide in ensemble preparation. The final component consists of 11 arrangements for percussion jazz ensemble designed to expand the overall volume of literature. Each arrangement includes a background overview, performance notes, and optional auxiliary percussion parts.

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