Director: David von Kampen
The Jazz Orchestra is the university's showcase jazz organization and one of the Glenn Korff School of Music's most visible performing groups. Membership in the Jazz Orchestra is determined by audition each semester, and music majors as well as non-majors are encouraged to try out. Rehearsals are 150 minutes a week, on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30 to 5:00. Audition and concert schedule information will be announced in August.
This versatile ensemble performs all styles of music from Duke Ellington to the contemporary artists of today. Former members of the Jazz Orchestra include Victor Lewis, Laurie Frink, and Matt Wallace. In addition to numerous performances in the Lincoln/Omaha area, the Nebraska Jazz Orchestra has been heard on NPR's Jazz Set with Branford Marsalis.
The jazz curriculum at Nebraska is designed to give students a strong foundation and versatility in the areas of jazz performance, composition, and education. Courses in jazz improvisation and jazz styles are available, as are small group (combo) performing experiences.
Audition music and schedule are available at https://music.unl.edu/jazzstudies/auditions-unl-jazz-ensemblescombos
Course Number:MUDC 353A (Music Majors & Minors for degree requirement only)
MUEN 353A/ 853A (everyone else)