Jazz Performance Major


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
MUS 107Musicianship I2
MUS 108Musicianship II2
MUS 207
MUS 208
Musicianship III
and Musicianship IV
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
Advanced Music History6
Required Music Courses
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
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
MUS 364
MUS 365
Jazz Composition I
and Jazz Composition II
MUS 368
MUS 369
Jazz Improvisation Styles I
and Jazz Improvisation Styles II
MUS 435
MUS 499
Jazz Aural Skills I
and Proseminar in Music 3
Electives as needed to total 130 hours