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Music with Emphasis in Jazz Performance (BM)

This program was approved for students entering the university in the Summer 2009 - Spring 2010 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
Jazz Applied Lessons (four additional 2-hour courses) 8
Secondary Applied Lessons (Traditional)3 4
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
 Studies in Pedagogy: Jazz Pedagogy 538-01
Senior Recital 4974 0
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)
1
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
4
General Electives 4
Total 24

Total

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.

 

Upper Division Evaluation

All students enrolled in a music degree program will be reviewed at the approximate midpoint of the selected program in order for students to achieve Upper Division status. Students must meet the standards of this review to register for 400-level courses in music. Both the elements and standards of the review are established by the faculty and include credit for MUS 242 Theory IV; MUS 361-01 and 361-02 Music Literature; 4 semesters of Applied Instrument at the course numbers required for the degree; MUS 359 Conducting (all BM programs; not required for BA programs); Piano Proficiency Examination; MUS 097 Recital Attendance, with “S” for 4 semesters; Ensemble Participation; cumulative 2.5 GPA (good standing); minimum of 48 credit hours completed; pass English 101 or 105 and 3 additional Gen Ed courses.

Additional specific elements and standards appropriate to specific degree programs in jazz studies, music composition, music education, music history, instrumental and vocal performance, pedagogy, music theory, and music therapy are required of students in order to achieve Upper Division status and to continue in the degree program. Specific degree requirements are determined by the division and area faculties and are outlined in the Music Student Handbook and the various Division handbooks.

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