The University of North Carolina at Wilmington


Jazz Piano Seminar



Andy Whittington                                                    Telephone:  910-352-7675 

Room 1018, Cultural Arts Building                Office Hours by Appointment


Course Objectives: 

     Discuss materials and concepts important to jazz piano playing

     Perform and critique one another

     Historical understanding of jazz piano

     Artistic development




    No specific text, many topics will be discussed


Warm up:

            Do not enter a lesson cold


Course Requirements: 

            1.  Practice time daily equivalent to credit hours taken in course

            2.  Attendance of all scheduled seminars

3.   All assignments given are expected to be completed by the next lesson, this includes learning of tunes (melody and changes)

4.   Attendance of at least eight concerts, hand-in concert programs at juries for proper credit



Grading Policy:

Every senimar will be graded A-F, these grades will be averaged at the end of the semester for 50% of grade. Absences earn the grade of F.  Performance and seminar attendances will be combined for 25% of grade.  Jury will be 25% of grade.  Non-jazz piano majors may not be required to take a jury.