Swing, bebop, bossa nova, and even rhythm and blues: The Bowdoin Jazz ensembles play a variety of jazz styles. These combos focus on jazz improvisation and every member gets plenty of solo opportunities. Groups rehearse twice per week and the ensemble can be taken for credit. Auditions are held during the first week of the semester or by appointment with the director. These combos perform in concert at the end of each semester. They are also called upon to provide music at campus events.
Up to six credits of individual performance and ensemble courses together may be taken for graduation credit. Lessons, large ensembles, and chamber ensembles may also be taken as non-credit courses. Ensemble Performance Studies encompasses the various options associated with performing in ensembles. For additional information, please refer to the College Catalogue