The Fusion Ensemble is an advanced level performance group that consists of 2 guitars, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, keyboard, bass, and drum set.
Repertoire includes instrumental jazz-rock styles by groups like John Scofield, Weather Report, The Brecker Brothers, Chick Corea, Mahavishnu Orchestra, and Mike Stern.
Information about the required audition will be discussed during the first class meeting. The audition will take place during the 2nd class meeting. Melodic instruments are required to learn the instrumental melody and then improvise over the song form. Chordal instruments are required to accompany the soloists. Bass players need to learn the bass lines and improvise over the song form as well. Drummers need to learn their parts, improvise, and demonstrate the ability to play with the ensemble.