Music Jazz Performance (BM)

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Music with Emphasis in Jazz Performance (BM)

This program was approved for students entering the university in the Summer 2018–Spring 2019 catalog year. For more information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.

Bachelor of Music with Emphasis in Jazz Performance (MUSIBM JAZ)

Unit: Music

Program Information

The Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance degree is appropriate for students who wish to prepare for a career in music performance and related fields. The Bachelor of Music degree with an Emphasis in Jazz Performance is intended to prepare students with the skills needed to perform, compose and arrange within the jazz idiom. Among the goals of the degree are to prepare students to be skilled in the art of jazz improvisation, be well versed in a variety of performance techniques, be able to compose and arrange within the jazz idiom, and to have an understanding and appreciation of the jazz tradition through the study of and performance with jazz masters. Among the particular career emphases for which the BM in Jazz Performance is an appropriate preparation are professional performer, music arranger or composer, or teacher. Since it is unlikely that graduates of the program will have developed all the requisite skills to enter the professional ranks of performers or university teachers, most graduates will continue to develop their skills through additional study.

Degree Summary

General Education Requirements 131
College/School Requirements46
Program/Major Requirements44
Minimum Total Hours121

Specific coursework information can be found on the Degree Requirements tab.

Departmental Admission Requirements

Students in this unit are admitted directly into their degree program.

General Education Requirements

General Education Requirements 1,231
The following courses are required by this program and should be used to fulfill the respective General Education Requirement:
African-American Music - AH, D1
Music in World Cultures - D2, SB

All degrees require the completion of the University-wide General Education Program (link provided above).  Some General Education requirements may be met in the requirements for the major or supporting coursework, in which case additional electives may be required to complete the minimum hours for the degree.

College/School Requirements

School of Music Requirements
MUS 141Theory I 34
MUS 142Theory II 34
MUS 241Theory III4
MUS 242Theory IV4
MUS 109Major Ensembles (eight 1-hour courses) 48
MUS 361Music Literature I (1000-1750)3
MUS 362Music Literature II (Classical & Early Romantic Music)3
MUS 363Music Literature III (1860-present)3
MUS 97Recital Attendance (six semesters of “S”)0
MUS 131Piano Class 51
MUS 132Piano Class 51
MUS 349Jazz Analysis2
MUS 105Jazz Applied2
MUS 106Jazz Applied2
MUS 205Jazz Applied2
MUS 206Jazz Applied2
MUS 100Introduction to Music Study1
MUS 197Piano Proficiency0
Minimum Total Hours46

Program/Major Requirements

Jazz Performance Requirements
MUS 305Jazz Applied2
MUS 306Jazz Applied2
MUS 405Jazz Applied2
MUS 406Jazz Applied2
MUS 119Minor Ensembles (eight 1/2-hour courses)4
MUS 138Jazz Improvisation2
MUS 340Jazz Improvisation II2
MUS 440Jazz Improvisation III2
MUS 351Studies in Jazz (MUS 351-01 Jazz Style & Analysis)2
MUS 352Jazz Repertoire2
MUS 571Pedagogy (MUS 571-07 Jazz Pedagogy)2
MUS 497Senior Recital - CUE (CUE) 60
Supporting Courses
MUS 351Studies in Jazz (MUS 351-02 Jazz Theory)2
MUS 435Jazz Arranging I2
MUS 436Jazz Arranging II2
Advanced Theory
One 4-hour course sequence chosen from:4
Secondary Composition
Secondary Composition
Orchestral Scoring
Band/Choral Scoring
Renaissance Counterpoint
Baroque Counterpoint
MUS 130Jazz Piano Class 71
MUS 198Jazz Piano Proficiency0
MUS 355The Evolution of Jazz3
MUS 535Music Industry I2
MUS 575Music Production2
or MUS 576 Multimedia Production
Electives 2
Minimum Total Hours44

Upper Division Assessment

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  or Analysis (MUS 347 for BA General; MUS 349 for BA Jazz Studies; MUS 350 for BA Music & New Media); MUS 361; 4 semesters of Applied Instrument at the course numbers required for the degree; Piano Proficiency Examination; MUS 97, with a grade of S for 4 semesters; Ensemble participation; cumulative 2.5 GPA (good standing); minimum of 48 credit hours completed; pass ENGL 101 or ENGL 105; and 3 additional General Education 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 concentration and area faculties and are outlined in the Undergraduate Student Handbook.

Culminating Undergraduate Experience (Graduation requirement)
Requirement fulfilled by completing:
Senior Recital - CUE

Flight Plan

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallHours
MUS 100 Introduction to Music Study 1
MUS 105 Jazz Applied 2
MUS 109 Major Ensembles 1
MUS 141 Theory I 4
MUS 97 Recital Attendance (MUS 97-06) 0
MUS 131 Piano Class (or Music Elective) 1
MUS 119 Minor Ensembles 0.5
ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing - WC 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Natural Sciences - S 3
 Hours15.5
Spring
MUS 106 Jazz Applied 2
MUS 109 Major Ensembles 1
MUS 142 Theory II 4
MUS 97 Recital Attendance (MUS 97-06) 0
MUS 132 Piano Class (or Music Elective) 1
MUS 119 Minor Ensembles 0.5
MUS 197 Piano Proficiency 0
MUS 138 Jazz Improvisation 2
ENGL 102 Intermediate College Writing - WC 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Quantitative Reasoning - QR 3
 Hours16.5
Year 2
Fall
MUS 205 Jazz Applied 2
MUS 109 Major Ensembles 1
MUS 241 Theory III 4
MUS 97 Recital Attendance (MUS 97-06) 0
MUS 119 Minor Ensembles 0.5
MUS 130 Jazz Piano Class 1
MUS 198 Jazz Piano Proficiency 0
MUS 340 Jazz Improvisation II 2
General Education: Cardinal Core Arts & Humanities - AH 3
Elective 1
 Hours14.5
Spring
MUS 206 Jazz Applied 2
MUS 109 Major Ensembles 1
MUS 242 Theory IV 4
MUS 349 Jazz Analysis 2
MUS 361 Music Literature I (1000-1750) 3
MUS 97 Recital Attendance (MUS 97-06) 0
MUS 119 Minor Ensembles 0.5
General Education: Cardinal Core Oral Communication - OC 3
 Hours15.5
Year 3
Fall
MUS 305 Jazz Applied 2
MUS 109 Major Ensembles 1
MUS 362 Music Literature II (Classical & Early Romantic Music) 3
MUS 97 Recital Attendance (MUS 97-06) 0
MUS 119 Minor Ensembles 0.5
MUS 440 Jazz Improvisation III 2
MUS 351 Studies in Jazz (MUS 351-02 Jazz Theory) 2
MUS 435 Jazz Arranging I 2
MUS 355 The Evolution of Jazz 3
 Hours15.5
Spring
MUS 306 Jazz Applied 2
MUS 109 Major Ensembles 1
MUS 97 Recital Attendance (MUS 97-06) 0
MUS 363 Music Literature III (1860-present) 3
MUS 119 Minor Ensembles 0.5
MUS 351 Studies in Jazz (MUS 351-01 Jazz Style & Analysis) 2
MUS 436 Jazz Arranging II 2
General Education: Cardinal Core Natural Sciences - S 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Natural Sciences Lab - SL 1
Elective 1
 Hours15.5
Year 4
Fall
MUS 405 Jazz Applied 2
MUS 109 Major Ensembles 1
MUS 119 Minor Ensembles 0.5
Advanced Theory Course from specified list 2
MUS 352 Jazz Repertoire 2
MUS 535 Music Industry I 2
MUS 571 Pedagogy (MUS 571-07 Jazz Pedagogy) 2
General Education: Cardinal Core Historical Perspective - SBH 3
 Hours14.5
Spring
MUS 406 Jazz Applied 2
MUS 109 Major Ensembles 1
Advanced Theory Course from specified list 2
MUS 119 Minor Ensembles 0.5
MUS 497 Senior Recital - CUE (CUE) 0
MUS 575
Music Production
or Multimedia Production
2
PAS 214 African-American Music - AH, D1 3
ANTH 205 Music in World Cultures - D2, SB 3
 Hours13.5
 Minimum Total Hours121

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