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 see "Academic Courses of Study."
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

Vocal Keyb. Instr.

Music history

9

9

9

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

Total

9

9

9

Music Requirements

Vocal Keyb. Instr.
Performance major (classical) 8 8 8
Performance major (jazz) 8 8 8
Performance minor (classical) 2 2 2
Performance minor (jazz) 4 4 4

Performance Repertoire and Pedagogy PFMJ 19900

2

2

2

Jazz Repertoire and Pedagogy JAZZ 19900 2 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 10 10 10

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

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)

2

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
Keyboard Musicianship I & II 2 2 2
Jazz Piano I & II 2 2 2
Required Junior Recital MUMC 37300 1 1 1

Required Senior Recital MUMC 47300

2

2

2

Music electives++

2-5

2-5

2-5

Jazz Theory and Aural Training*

2

2

2

Jazz Theory and Aural Training I JAZZ 20000

Jazz Theory and Aural Training II JAZZ 20100

Jazz Standards and Literature

6 6 6

Jazz Standards and Literature I JAZZ 21000

Jazz Standards and Literature II JAZZ 31000

Jazz Standards and Literature III JAZZ 31100

Jazz Arranging

4 4 4

Jazz Arranging I JAZZ 32300

Jazz Arranging II JAZZ 32500

Jazz History

2 2 2

Survey of Jazz History JAZZ 16100

Recital Attendance MUMC 10100 (six semesters required)

0

0

0

Total

81

81

81

Total for degree

120

120

120

+ Students may fulfill this requirement 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 a lower number of electives to reach 120 total credits. 

* Students may fulfill this requirement by scoring 84 or higher on a placement exam administered by the Department of Jazz Studies.  Students who score below 84 percent on the exam must take the course, and they take a lower number of music electives to reach 120 total credits.

++ Quantity of music electives based on whether or not students take Fundamentals of Music Theory (1 credit) or Jazz Theory and Aural Training (2 credits), to reach 120 total credits.

Freshman Year
Fall
Spring
English or writing 3 -

Liberal arts

3

3

Music history

-

3

Performance major (classical) 2 2

Performance Repertoire and Pedagogy

0.5

0.5

Performance minor (jazz)

1

1

Jazz Repertoire and Pedagogy 0.5 0.5

Ensemble

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

Recital Attendance

0

0

16.5(17.5)

16.5

Sophomore Year
Fall
Spring

Music history

3

3

Liberal arts - 3

English or writing

3

-

Performance major (classical) 2 2
Performance Repertoire and Pedagogy 0.5 0.5

Ensemble

1

1

Performance minor (jazz)

1

1

Jazz Repertoire and Pedagogy

0.5

0.5

Music Theory II, III

2

2

Sight-Singing III, IV

1

1

Jazz Piano Class I, II

1

1

Jazz Theory and Aural Training I, II

1&1

-

Jazz Standards and Literature I

-

2

Recital Attendance

0

0

17

17

Junior Year
Fall
Spring

Survey of Jazz History

2

-

Liberal arts

3

3

Performance major (jazz)

2

2

Jazz Repertoire and Pedagogy

0.5

0.5

Performance minor (classical) 1 1

Ensemble

1

1

Music Theory

2

2

Required Junior Recital

-

1

Jazz Standards and Literature II, III

2

2

Chamber Music (small jazz ensemble)

0.5

0.5

Recital Attendance

0

0

14

13

Senior Year
Fall
Spring

Liberal arts

6

3

Performance major (jazz) 2 2

Jazz Repertoire and Pedagogy

0. 5

0. 5

Ensemble

1

1

Required Senior Recital

-

2

Jazz Arranging I, II

2

2

Chamber Music (small jazz ensemble)

0.5

0.5

Music electives

-

2

12

13

* Required for vocalists only

** Required for instrumentalists only