UCF Music Department
Per A Danielsson

Per A Danielsson

  • Associate Professor Jazz Piano and Composition

perdanielsson@ucf.edu
407-823-0064
Campus Location: PACM107
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Associate Professor Per Danielsson

Jazz pianist, composer, arranger, writer and educator, Per Danielsson is a native of Stockholm, Sweden. Growing up with a jazz guitar-playing father, Per was exposed to the sounds of Oscar Peterson and Bill Evans at an early age. After formal piano studies in Sweden, which included lessons with Robert Malmberg and world-renowned jazz pianist Bengt Hallberg, his love of jazz brought him across the ocean to attend the internationally acclaimed North Texas State University. Per is an active performer, appearing often as a guest artist, soloist, clinician, and sideman. His career has included performances with many leading jazz artists and entertainers such as Louis Bellson, Clark Terry, Marvin Stamm, Bobby Shew, Maureen McGovern to mention a few. As the pianist for Chuck Owen’s innovative and Grammy Nominated big band, The Jazz Surge, Per has performed and/or recorded with Slide Hampton, Gerald Wilson, Neena Freelon, Karrin Allyson, Bob Brookmeyer, Ingrid Jensen, Bob Mintzer, Randy Brecker and Danny Gottlieb.   He has also performed with Swedish jazz legends Arne Domnerus, Jan Allan and Georg Reidel.

 His most current CD release is his trio recording “Time Will Tell,” featuring Richard Drexler and Marty Morell. He can be heard on Chuck Owen and the Jazz Surge’s latest CD “Whispers on the Wind” which received four Grammy nominations. Per has been a member of this group since 2001 and appear on the following recordings: “A Comet’s Tail: Performing the compositions of Michael Brecker,” - “River Runs,” and Whispers on the Wind. Per is pianist and producer for “Dear Old Stockholm” and “Artwork”, both Swedish-American collaborations featuring saxophonist Jack Wilkins and revered Swedish trumpeter Jan Allan. And as pianist in the UCF Jazz Professors, Per has performed on the top charting CDs “The Jazz Professors Live” “Do That Again” and “En Plein Air”.

 Per completed his Master's degree in jazz studies, composition and arranging, studying with one of the finest jazz writer/arrangers of today, Chuck Owen at the University of South Florida in Tampa. He now holds the position of Associate Professor of Jazz Piano at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida. Per also shares his knowledge in current publications by Mel Bay including, Essential Jazz Lines in the style of Bill Evans, Essential Jazz Lines in the style of Miles Davis. First Lesson – Piano, You can Teach Yourself Jazz Chords, Real Book DVD and others.

 In addition, Per is active in jazz education outreach. He is currently artistic director of the American Jazz Pianist Competition. In 2016’s competition, Per held the position of competition judge, along with Kenny Barron. He has served on the Presidential advisory board of the Jazz Education Network.   

Per is proud to be a Yamaha/Bosendorfer Artist.

Courses

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
17531 MUC5112 Composition Ⅴ Face to Face Instruction (P) M 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Available

To develop composition and arranging skills required in the jazz idiom. After the completion of the course the student should have a broad knowledge of certain composition techniques as well as be able to write for a variety of instrumentations. The student is required to have their arrangements performed by the student ensembles in rehearsal and/or performance.

17534 MUN3713 Jazz Ensemble Face to Face Instruction (P) M,W 02:30 PM - 03:20 PM Available

The purpose of Jazz Ensemble 2 is to introduce the students to the art of playing in a large jazz ensemble, commonly known as a big band. By performing and learning rehearsal techniques unique to a big band, the students will improve as players and also have a better knowledge of the big band idiom. Different styles of big band jazz will be performed and studied in order to present a broad picture of the big band jazz repertoire. 

22520 MUN3714 Jazz Combo Face to Face Instruction (P) Available

Jazz combo is a performance-oriented course dealing with all aspects of small group jazz performance. The student is expected to listen to jazz, transcribe and practice outside the class in order to be prepared for the group study. Jazz standards will be analyzed and should be memorized.

17559 MUN5715L Jazz Ensemble Face to Face Instruction (P) M,W 02:30 PM - 03:20 PM Available

The purpose of Jazz Ensemble 2 is to introduce the students to the art of playing in a large jazz ensemble, commonly known as a big band. By performing and learning rehearsal techniques unique to a big band, the students will improve as players and also have a better knowledge of the big band idiom. Different styles of big band jazz will be performed and studied in order to present a broad picture of the big band jazz repertoire. 

17557 MUN5716L Jazz Chamber Group Face to Face Instruction (P) Available

Jazz combo is a performance-oriented course dealing with all aspects of small group jazz performance. The student is expected to listen to jazz, transcribe and practice outside the class in order to be prepared for the group study. Jazz standards will be analyzed and should be memorized.

17520 MUT3923 Jazz Workshop Face to Face Instruction (P) Tu,Th 09:00 AM - 10:15 AM Available

Jazz workshop is course work that includes jazz improvisation, jazz repertoire, jazz arranging and jazz composition. The vessel for dissemination of the course work is through a jazz chamber group where all the assigned material is to be performed in a live setting. The students have to combine knowledge from individual lessons and other jazz curriculum classes in order to progress in this course.

Preparation for Junior and Senior recitals is also part of the course.

17448 MVJ1010 Jazz Piano Ⅰ Face to Face Instruction (P) W 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Available

Description: Intensive advanced performance study of the jazz piano, for performance majors.

 Objectives:

o Strengthen piano skills that are required to perform in the jazz idiom.

o Develop a solid technique in order to execute the foundation of jazz piano performance

o Improvement of fundamental piano skills such as sight-reading, sight-harmonization, rhythmic interpretation and improvisation.

o Develop an understanding of fundamental jazz piano voicings.

o Apply concepts from lessons into the jazz chamber group performance.

17450 MVJ2220 Jazz Piano Ⅱ Face to Face Instruction (P) W 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Available

Description: Intensive advanced performance study of the jazz piano, for performance majors.

 Objectives:

o Strengthen piano skills that are required to perform in the jazz idiom.

o Develop a solid technique in order to execute the foundation of jazz piano performance

o Improvement of fundamental piano skills such as sight-reading, sight-harmonization, rhythmic interpretation and improvisation.

o Develop an understanding of fundamental jazz piano voicings.

o Apply concepts from lessons into the jazz chamber group performance.

17526 MVJ3230 Jazz Piano Ⅲ Face to Face Instruction (P) W 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Not Online
No Description Available
17527 MVJ4240 Jazz Piano Ⅳ Face to Face Instruction (P) W 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Not Online
No Description Available
17548 MVJ5350C Jazz Piano Ⅴ Face to Face Instruction (P) W 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Not Online
No Description Available
17549 MVJ6460C Jazz Piano Ⅵ Face to Face Instruction (P) W 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Not Online
No Description Available
17308 MVK1211 Secondary Piano Face to Face Instruction (P) W 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Not Online
No Description Available
17460 MVK5451 Piano Ⅴ Face to Face Instruction (P) W 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Not Online
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
90415 MUC5112 Composition Ⅴ Face to Face Instruction (P) M 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Available

Description:

To develop composition and arranging skills required in the jazz idiom.

After the completion of the course the student should have a broad knowledge of certain composition techniques as well as be able to write for a variety of instrumentations. The student is required to have their arrangements performed by the student ensembles in rehearsal and/or performance.

Objective:

1. Be able to develop a musical composition, using themes and variations.

2. Arrange a composition for a variety of instrumentations.

3. Special attention will be focused on composition and arranging for small groups and then gradually move towards big band orchestration.

4. Master practical aspects of writing music such as producing clear and readable scores and parts.

89554 MUL2016 Evolution of Jazz Face to Face Instruction (P) Tu,Th 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM Available

Description:

            A comprehensive study of the history of jazz. Including its origins,    evolution of styles and influential artists. The course will also cover       sociological and cultural aspects associated with jazz. Some individual          performers and composers will be covered in-depth, such as Louis       Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, etc.

 Objective/Student Learning Outcome:

o   The student should be able to understand the historical development of jazz from its origins to the present.

o   Be able to identify different styles of jazz.

o   Students should be able to recognize certain jazz artists by listening to recordings.

o   Students will develop an understanding of the creative process of musical improvisation.

o   Develop an appreciation and understanding of jazz as an important component of American art and culture from a musical as well as sociological standpoint.   

o   Students should be able to understand how the current development of jazz is related to the historical foundation of the art form.

89766 MUN3713 Jazz Ensemble Face to Face Instruction (P) M,W 02:30 PM - 03:20 PM Available

The purpose of Jazz Ensemble 2 is to introduce the students to the art of playing in a large jazz ensemble, commonly known as a big band. By performing and learning rehearsal techniques unique to a big band, the students will improve as players and also have a better knowledge of the big band idiom. Different styles of big band jazz will be performed and studied in order to present a broad picture of the big band jazz repertoire. 

90091 MUN5715L Jazz Ensemble Face to Face Instruction (P) M,W 02:30 PM - 03:20 PM Available

The purpose of Jazz Ensemble 2 is to introduce the students to the art of playing in a large jazz ensemble, commonly known as a big band. By performing and learning rehearsal techniques unique to a big band, the students will improve as players and also have a better knowledge of the big band idiom. Different styles of big band jazz will be performed and studied in order to present a broad picture of the big band jazz repertoire. 

92422 MUS4320 Music Business and Industry Face to Face Instruction (P) M,W,F 08:30 AM - 09:20 AM Available

Description

A comprehensive study of various aspects of today’s music business and industry

including, the recording industry, contracts, royalties, licenses, composing and career opportunities.

 Objective:

The students should by the end of the semester be able to:

1.  Understand the historical foundation of the music business and 20th century recording.

2. Understand technical terms regarding recording and the related digital environment.

3. Gain knowledge of different occupations within the music industry.

4. Understand income flow as well be able to compute royalties and other financial agreements.

5. Understand related legal issues regarding recordings, ownership and licensing of music.

6. Knowledge of performing rights organizations.

89660 MVJ1010 Jazz Piano Ⅰ Face to Face Instruction (P) W 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Available

Description: Intensive advanced performance study of the jazz piano, for performance majors.

 Objectives:

o Strengthen piano skills that are required to perform in the jazz idiom.

o Develop a solid technique in order to execute the foundation of jazz piano performance

o Improvement of fundamental piano skills such as sight-reading, sight-harmonization, rhythmic interpretation and improvisation.

o Develop an understanding of fundamental jazz piano voicings.

o Apply concepts from lessons into the jazz chamber group performance.

89661 MVJ2220 Jazz Piano Ⅱ Face to Face Instruction (P) W 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Available

Description: Intensive advanced performance study of the jazz piano, for performance majors.

 Objectives:

o Strengthen piano skills that are required to perform in the jazz idiom.

o Develop a solid technique in order to execute the foundation of jazz piano performance

o Improvement of fundamental piano skills such as sight-reading, sight-harmonization, rhythmic interpretation and improvisation.

o Develop an understanding of fundamental jazz piano voicings.

o Apply concepts from lessons into the jazz chamber group performance.

89770 MVJ3230 Jazz Piano Ⅲ Face to Face Instruction (P) W 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Not Online
No Description Available
89771 MVJ4240 Jazz Piano Ⅳ Face to Face Instruction (P) W 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Not Online
No Description Available
89769 MVJ5350C Jazz Piano Ⅴ Face to Face Instruction (P) W 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Not Online
No Description Available
89772 MVJ6460C Jazz Piano Ⅵ Face to Face Instruction (P) W 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Available

Description: Intensive advanced performance study of jazz piano, for Master of Arts majors. May be used in the degree program a maximum of 3 times. 

 Objectives:

o Strengthen piano skills that are required to perform in the jazz idiom.

o Develop a solid technique in order to execute complex styles of playing.

o Improvement of fundamental piano skills such as sight-reading, sight-harmonization, rhythmic interpretation and improvisation.

o Develop an understanding of complex jazz harmonization and chord voicings.

o Be prepared to perform in master class without prior notice.

Apply concepts from lessons into the Jazz Workshop, Jazz Combo or other applicable performance classes.

If student chooses to perform a recital, the primary teacher should be consulted and give approval for the recital hearing.

89321 MVK1211 Secondary Piano Face to Face Instruction (P) W 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Not Online
No Description Available
89446 MVK1411 Piano Ⅰ Face to Face Instruction (P) W 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Not Online
No Description Available

No courses found for Summer 2019.

Updated: Jan 16, 2020

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