The Vocal Jazz Ensemble, directed by Laura Pierce, sings jazz, blues, ballads, Latin, bebop and swing styles. The ensemble sings three and four-part written arrangements as well as songs arranged by the students with solo spots and group singing. These skills will also be developed: vocal improvisation, tone quality, jazz singing techniques, sight singing and ear training. The group performs in a recital each semester, as well as off-campus. This ensemble may be taken as a partial credit fifth course through the Chamber Music Workshop program (MUS 291-298).