Jazz Performance Major

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Students majoring in jazz performance may do so with piano, double bass, saxophone/clarinet, trumpet, trombone, percussion, or guitar as the major instrument. Third- and fourth-year students must present satisfactory public junior and senior recitals as part of the requirements for the Bachelor of Music degree in jazz performance. All students must successfully complete one semester of Conducting, MUS 242.

Music Theory Core
MUS 101Music Theory and Practice I2
MUS 102Music Theory and Practice II2
MUS 201
MUS 202
Music Theory and Practice III
and Music Theory and Practice IV
4
MUS 107Aural Skills I2
MUS 108Aural Skills II2
MUS 207
MUS 208
Aural Skills III
and Aural Skills IV
3
Advanced Music Theory6
Music History and Literature Core
MUS 110Introd Art Mus: Intl Perspect2
MUS 313
MUS 314
The History of Music I
and The History of Music II 1
6
Advanced Music History6
Required Music Courses
Ensembles8
MUS 242Elements of Conducting2
Applied Music 116
MUS 172
MUS 173
Grp Instr Pno for Mus Major I
and Grp Instr Pno for Mus Maj II
4
MUS 163Jazz Keyboard Studies I2
MUS 164Jazz Keyboard Studies II2
MUS 360Jazz Improv:Theory and Prac I2
MUS 361Jazz Improv:Theory and Prac II2
MUS 362
MUS 363
Jazz Arranging I
and Jazz Arranging II
6
MUS 364
MUS 365
Jazz Composition I
and Jazz Composition II
4
MUS 368
MUS 369
Jazz Improvisation Styles I
and Jazz Improvisation Styles II
4
MUS 435
MUS 499
Jazz Pedagogy I
and Proseminar in Music 3
4
Electives as needed to total 130 hours
1

Of the eight semesters of applied music, two semesters (4 hours) must be in classical applied study.

2

For students with no keyboard skills, MUS 172 and MUS 173 taken in the first year, followed by Jazz Keyboard I and II in the second year will satisfy the secondary applied instrument requirement. For students whose principal instrument is piano, a secondary instrument or jazz voice may be chosen as a substitute for  MUS 172, MUS 173 and Jazz Keyboard I and II, in consultation with the advisor.

3

 MUS 499 MB, Jazz Pedagogy II.