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Jazz Performance Major (JAZZ)

Degree: Bachelor of Music

Required: 123 semester hours, to include at least 36 hours at or above the 300 course level
MUS 090 (7 semesters)
MUS 091 (7 semesters)

AOS Code: Jazz Performance, U618

Student Learning Goals

The Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz is the initial professional degree in music. Its primary emphasis is on development of the skills, concepts, and sensitivities essential to the professional life of the jazz musician. In any of many possible roles, the professional musician must exhibit not only technical competence, but also a broad knowledge of music and music literature, the ability to integrate musical knowledge and skill, sensitivity in musical style, and an insight into the role of music in intellectual and cultural life.

Requirements

I General Education Core Requirements (GEC)

See complete GEC requirements and approved course listings for all categories.

Core Category

S.H.

Students may select courses for:

Literature (GLT)

3

Historical Perspectives on Western Culture (GHP)

3

Mathematics (GMT)

3

Natural Sciences (GNS)
one must be a laboratory course; each must have a different departmental prefix

7

Philosophical, Religious, Ethical Principles (GPR)
required: MUS 343

3

Reasoning and Discourse (GRD)
ENG 101 or FMS 115 or RCO 101, and one additional GRD course

6

Social and Behavioral Sciences (GSB)

6

 

 

Department specifies courses for:

 

Fine Arts (GFA)
student may select any GFA course except MUS

3

One additional GLT, GFA, or GPR course
required: MUS 332

3

 

II General Education Marker Requirements

See details and courses. It is possible to meet all GE Marker Requirements while completing the GE Core requirements or courses required by the major/ concentration.

Department specifies courses for:

Four (4) Global/Global Non-Western Perspectives (GL/GN)
required for all concentrations: MUS 135 (GN), MUS 333, any two additional GL or GN courses

 

Students may select courses for:

One Speaking Intensive (SI) Course
In addition to this SI Marker requirement, students must also complete a second SI course within the major. All programs have identified at least one course among their major requirements that is taught as Speaking Intensive.

One Writing Intensive (WI) Course
In addition to this WI Marker requirement, students must also complete a second WI course within the major. All programs have identified at least one course among their major requirements that is taught as Writing Intensive. MUS 402 is required for the major WI course.

 

III Major Requirements

  1. Theory: MUS 101, 102, 105, 106, 201, 202, 205, 206, 301
  2. Small Group Jazz: MUS 348 (4 s.h.)
  3. Technology: MUS 107, 108
  4. Performance Studies, Jazz Lessons: 16 s.h. culminating in 2 s.h. of MUS 452 and a senior recital, MUS 400, in jazz literature
  5. Musicology: MUS 135, 332, 333, and one of the following: 431, 434, 511, 529, 530, 531, 532, 533, 534.
  6. Class Piano (not required of keyboard principals): 2 s.h. through MUS 134 or proficiency
  7. MUS 395: 8 s.h., or MUS 395: 6 s.h. and 2 s.h. of 391, 393, 394A, 394B, 396G with permission of studio instructor
  8. MUS 103, 104, 304, 321, 322, 372, 401, 409, 423, 424, 460

IV Electives

Electives sufficient to complete the 123 semester hours required for the degree.