IAJE and MENC for the work they are doing to further the course of music
of Manitoba has recently adopted...Teaching Jazz: A Course of Study
as Manitoba curriculum for instrumental and vocal jazz education in the
province...[and] as 'Department Developed/Acquired Curriculum,' which
elevates the status of jazz education...on a par with math, science, language
arts, social studies, music, for example. It also provides to all band
directors a framework and resource developed by professional educators
and experts in the field of jazz education. Instrumental and vocal jazz
directors will never again have to write course descriptions and applications
for jazz course approval."
is a great new addition to the [MENC] Course of Study
series and puts jazz firmly in its proper place in the school curriculum.
This collaboration [between MENC and IAJE] promises to be just the beginning
of many such projects."
Jazz: A Course of Study can serve as
a model for any school district and identifies a sequence of outcomes
for students of various ages and ability levels"
"Eight key categories
[are] designed to meet the challenge of teaching what is historically
an oral and aural tradition
have been developed concerning the history [of jazz], jazz nomenclature,
ear training and transcription,