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Music with Emphasis in Jazz Performance (BM)

This program was approved for students entering the university in the Fall 2008 - Summer 2009 catalog year. For more information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.

Major: MUSP

Degree: BM

Unit: Music

Program Courses

Type Hours
University-wide General Education requirements1,2 34
Music Theory 141-242 (four 4-hour courses) 16
Music Literature 361 (four 3-hour courses) 12
Principal Ensemble (eight 1-hour courses) 8
(Jazz majors take Jazz or Jazz Repertory Ensemble.)   
Recital Attendance 097 (six semesters of “S”) 0
Conducting I 359 2
Analysis 347 2
Jazz Applied Lessons (four 2-hour courses) 8
Introduction to Music Study 100 1
Piano Proficiency 197 0
Total 83

Plan Courses

Major Area
Type Hours
 Studies in Pedagogy: Jazz Pedagogy 538
Jazz Applied Lessons (four additional 2-hour courses) 8
Secondary Applied Lessons (Traditional)3 4
Senior Recital 4974 0
Minor Ensembles (eight 1/2-hour courses) 4
Jazz Improvisation I 138 2
Jazz Improvisation II 340 2
Jazz Improvisation III 440 2
Studies in Jazz: Jazz Styles and Analysis 351–01 2
Jazz Repertoire 352 1
Total 26
Supportive Area
Type Hours
Studies in Jazz: Jazz Theory 351–02 2
Jazz Arranging I & II 435–436 4
Advanced Theory 4
   One 4-hour course sequence chosen from:
      Composition I & II 143-144
      Ensemble Scoring I & II 345–346
      Counterpoint I & II 549–550
The Evolution of Jazz 355 3
Piano Class 131-132 (two 1-hour courses) 2
Jazz Piano Class 130
(Students may substitute 1 hour of elective providing they pass the Jazz Piano Proficiency)
Jazz Piano Proficiency 198 0
Music Electives
Suggested courses:
   Jazz Methods 338
   Jazz Arranging III 437
   Music Industry I & II 535-536
   Computers & Music I & II 553-554
   Special Topics: Summer Jazz Workshop
General Electives 4
Total 24


Type Hours
Minimum Total 133

1 Students are required to take PAS 214 African American Music (Arts and Humanities content: Cultural Diversity competency) and ANTH 205 Music in World Cultures (Social and Behavioral Sciences content: Cultural Diversity competency).

2 MUH courses may not be taken to fulfill any General Education requirement.

3 Woodwind majors are strongly encouraged to study a second instrument.

4 Senior recital for all performance degrees is a public recital.


 * Admission to Senior College

No B.M. degree student may enroll for 400-level music courses until all of the following requirements have been satisfied:

  1. Completion of at least 48 credits towards the degree
  2. MUS 132 Class Piano (non0keyboard majors) or Piano Proficiency Examination (for keyboard majors)
  3. MUS 206 (Keyboard majors must pass the Piano Proficiency Examination before taking the examination for MUS 206)
  4. MUS 242 Theory IV
  5. MUS 361-01 and 361-02 Music Literature
  6. MUS 097 Recital Attendance, four semesters with grade of "S"
  7. ENGL 101 or ENGL 105 and at least three additional general education courses
  8. GPA of 2.5
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