Ithaca College

School of Music

Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies

Liberal Arts

The 30 credits of liberal arts listed in this group must be taken outside the School of Music. For more information:
Academic Courses of Study

Vocal

Keyb.

Instr.

English or writing

6

6

6

Humanities

3

3

3

Natural sciences or mathematics

3

3

3

Social or behavioral sciences

3

3

3

Liberal arts electives

15

15

15

Total

30

30

30

Other Liberal Arts Requirements

Music history

9

9

9

History and Literature of Music I-III MUTH-25500,
-25600,-35500

Total

9

9

9

Music Requirements

Performance major

16

16

16

Performance Repertoire and Pedagogy PFMJ-19900

4

4

4

Ensemble

Pianist as Collaborator MUEN-11700, MUEN-11800

-

2

-

Jazz Ensemble MUEN-11900, Vocal Jazz Ensemble MUEN-12500, or any ensemble

8

6

8

Fundamentals of Music Theory+ MUTH-10100

1+

1+

1+

Introduction to Musical Styles MUTH-12100

2

2

2

Music theory

12

12

12

Music Theory I MUTH-12200

Music Theory II MUTH-22100

Music Theory III MUTH-22200

Form and Analysis MUTH-32100

Analysis of Music since 1900 MUTH-32200

Orchestration MUTH-43700

Sight-singing

5

5

5

Sight-Singing I MUTH-13300

Sight-Singing II MUTH-13400

Advanced Sight-Singing III MUTH-23300

Advanced Sight-Singing IV MUTH-23400

Chamber Music (small jazz ensemble) MUEN-32100*

1

2

2

Diction I MUMC-16100

2

-

-

Career Orientation MUMC-16600

1

1

1

Introduction to Music Technology MUMC-10300

1

1

1

Secondary instruments

4

4

4

Keyboard Musicianship I PFSM-17100 or PFSM-17500

Keyboard Musicianship II PFSM-17200 or PFSM-17600

Jazz Piano I JAZZ-16600

Jazz Piano II JAZZ-16700

Recital MUMC-47300

2

2

2

Music electives+

4-5+

5-6+

5-6+

Jazz improvisation

6

6

6

Jazz Improvisation I JAZZ-36100

Jazz Improvisation II JAZZ-36300

Jazz Improvisation III JAZZ-36400

Jazz arranging

6

6

6

Jazz Arranging I JAZZ-32300

Jazz Arranging II JAZZ-32500

Jazz Arranging III JAZZ-32600

Jazz history

5

5

5

Survey of Jazz History JAZZ-16100

Jazz Style Analysis JAZZ-36600

Basic Music Calligraphy JAZZ-16500

1

1

1

Recital Attendance MUMC-10100 (six semesters required)

0

0

0

Total

81

81

81

Total for degree

120

120

120

* Chamber Music is taken in the junior year by instrumentalists. Vocalists only take Chamber Music in the senior year.

+ Students may fulfill the requirement for Fundamentals of Music Theory by scoring 84 percent or higher on a placement exam administered by the Department of Music Theory, History, and Composition. Students who score below 84 percent on the exam must take the course, and they take the lower number of music electives.

Freshman Year
Fall
Spring

English or writing

3

3

Liberal arts

3

3

Music history

-

3

Private lessons

2

2

Repertoire class

0.5

0.5

Ensemble (keyboard majors take accompanying)

1

1

(Fundamentals)

(1)

-

Styles/Music Theory I

2

2

Sight-Singing I, II

1.5

1.5

Career Orientation

-

1

Introduction to Music Technology

1

-

Keyboard Musicianship

1

1

Calligraphy

1

-

Recital Attendance

0

0

16(17)

18

Sophomore Year
Fall
Spring

Music history

3

3

Liberal arts

3

3

Private lessons

2

2

Repertoire class

0.5

0.5

Ensemble

1

1

Music Theory II, III

2

2

Sight-Singing III, IV

1

1

Diction*

(2)

-

Jazz Piano Class I

-

1

Jazz Improvisation I

2

-

Jazz Arranging I

-

2

Recital Attendance

0

0

14.5(16.5)

15.5

Junior Year
Fall
Spring

Jazz History Survey

2

-

Jazz Style Analysis

-

3

Liberal arts

3

3

Private lessons

2

2

Repertoire class

0.5

0.5

Ensemble

1

1

Music theory

2

2

Orchestration

-

2

Jazz Arranging II

2

-

Jazz Improvisation II

-

2

Jazz Piano Class II

1

-

Chamber Music (small jazz ensemble)

0.5**

0.5**

Recital Attendance

0

0

14(13.5)

16(15.5)

Senior Year
Fall
Spring

Liberal arts

3

3

Private lessons

2

2

Repertoire class

0. 5

0. 5

Ensemble

1

1

Recital

2

-

Jazz Arranging III

2

-

Jazz Improvisation III

-

2

Chamber Music (small jazz ensemble)*

0.5

0.5

Music electives

3(2*)

3

14(13*)

12

* Required for vocalists only

** Required for instrumentalists only