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McKee, Paul Associate Professor

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Research

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  • Paul McKee's research is focused on the study of jazz performance, composition and and history, the creation of compositions and arrangements for a variety of jazz ensembles and instrumental performance in the jazz genre.

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  • jazz performance, arranging and composition

Teaching

courses taught

  • EMUS 1427 - Jazz Ensemble
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019
    Students perform in a principal format for jazz expression. The large ensemble setting affords the opportunity to expand knowledge of jazz styles and repertoire as well as refine reading skills and improve spontaneous interaction with other musicians. Placed through auditions held at the beginning of search semester. Same as EMUS 3427 and EMUS 5427.
  • EMUS 3427 - Jazz Ensemble
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019
    Students perform in a principal format for jazz expression. The large ensemble setting affords the opportunity to expand knowledge of jazz styles and repertoire as well as refine reading skills and improve spontaneous interaction with other musicians. Placed through auditions held at the beginning of each semester. Recommended prerequisite: EMUS 1427 or previous experience in large jazz ensembles. Same as EMUS 1427 and EMUS 5427.
  • EMUS 5427 - Jazz Ensemble
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019
    Students perform in a principal format for jazz expression. The large ensemble setting affords the opportunity to expand knowledge of jazz styles and repertoire as well as refine reading skills and improve spontaneous interaction with other musicians. Placed through auditions held at the beginning of each semester. Recommended prerequisite: EMUS 3427 or previous experience in large jazz ensembles. Same as EMUS 1427 and EMUS 3427.
  • MUSC 3081 - Jazz Theory and Aural Foundations 1
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Presents the grammar and syntax of jazz. Helps to gain a greater understanding of the inner workings and application of chord progressions as they relate to the jazz idiom including major key harmony, secondary dominants, modal interchange and modulation. Students will demonstrate their understanding of these components through written assignments, singing, aural recognition, transcription and keyboard demonstration.
  • MUSC 4031 - Jazz Arranging 1
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Study of notation, score layout, transpositions, basic harmonic and melodic analysis, basic chord voicings, and composition for a small and large jazz ensemble. Use of notation software such as Finale or Sibelius. Offered fall semester only.
  • MUSC 4091 - Jazz Arranging 2
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020
    Continuation and expansion of studies in MUSC 4031. Survey and analysis of major composers and arrangers of the idiom. Course focuses on creating several arranging projects for a jazz ensembles. Recommended prerequisite: MUSC 3081. Offered spring of odd-numbered years.
  • MUSC 5356 - Jazz Studies Practicum
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Implements independent, project-based studies for further developing knowledge and experience in jazz pedagogy, performance and composition. Student is assessed and guided by faculty to develop specific skills needed toward becoming a more effective jazz educator. Recommended prerequisite: MUSC 5256. Offered spring of odd-numbered years.
  • PMUS 1866 - Jazz Trombone
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
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  • PMUS 2866 - Jazz Trombone
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
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  • PMUS 3866 - Jazz Trombone
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
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  • PMUS 4866 - Jazz Trombone
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
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  • PMUS 5866 - Jazz Trombone
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
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  • PMUS 6866 - Jazz Trombone
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
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