The Fusion Ensemble will explore music by artists such as Pat Metheny, Weather Report, Brecker Bros., Jaco Pastorius, Miles Davis and others. By the end of the course, students will be able to learn tunes by ear, read music, and improvise in a variety of contexts. Strong reading skills are a plus, but not required.
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FUSION AUDITION INFO
Auditions are by appointment with ensemble director Adam Meckler. Email Adam at Adam.Meckler@McNally.edu to set up an audition. Auditions will consist of playing a funky blues, improvising, and sight reading. Vocalists who are interested in the Fusion Ensemble will be expected to sing horn lines using syllabic singing, and be comfortable improvising over ambient and groove music.