Music, Jazz Performance (BM)

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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:
MUH 214African-American Music - AH, D13
MUH 205Music in World Cultures - SB, D23

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 (four 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
Minimum Total Hours24
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 Class1
MUS 198Jazz Piano Proficiency0
MUS 355The Evolution of Jazz3
MUS 535Music Industry I2
Electives 82
MUS 575Music Production2
or MUS 576 Multimedia Production
Minimum Total Hours20

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/Cardinal Core courses.

Additional specific elements and standards appropriate to specific degree programs in jazz studies (including jazz performance, music education and music therapy with  tracks in jazz studies, and the BA 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
1

Students are required to take MUH 214 and MUH 205.

2

MUH courses will not be accepted as music electives or cardinal core courses with the exception of ANTH 205/MUH 205 and PAS 214/MUH 214.

3

Students who do not pass the computer-based Fundamentals Test prior to the beginning of the fall semester are required to enroll in MUS 91  for 0 credit concurrently with MUS 141.  Students who do not pass MUS 141, and students who enter the School of Music in January and do not place into MUS 142, must enroll in MUS 92 for the spring semester.  Credits for MUS 92 do not count toward the degree.

4

Jazz majors take Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Repertory Ensemble, Jazz Lab, or Vocal Jazz Ensemble.

5

If the applied area is piano, Piano Class is replaced with two hours of music electives.  The Piano Proficiency Examination may be taken in lieu of two semesters of Piano Class.  Students must pass the complete Piano Proficiency Examination before receiving credit for the final semester of the piano requirement.  Students must be enrolled continuously in the class until their piano requirement has been completed.

6

Senior recital for all performance degrees is a public recital.

7

Students may substitute 1 hour of elective providing they pass the Jazz Piano Proficiency.

8

Music electives in any Bachelor of Music degree should be chosen from courses in Music History, Music Theory/Composition, Music Education, Music Literature, Music Pedagogy, Music Therapy, Jazz, a secondary applied area, or a non-required ensemble. Courses beyond the degree requirement in the student’s major applied area or in the required major ensemble(s) are not appropriate. MUH courses will not be accepted as music electives. School of Music students may count up to two one-hour Physical Education courses toward the general elective requirement.

Flight Plan, Even-Year Starts

The four-year plan of study listed below is applicable for students who begin their academic programs in the fall semester of even-numbered years (e.g., 2018, 2020, 2022, etc.).

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 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 0
MUS 575
Music Production
or Multimedia Production
2
MUH 214 African-American Music - AH, D1 3
MUH 205 Music in World Cultures - SB, D2 3
 Hours13.5
 Minimum Total Hours121

Degree Audit Report
Degree Audit reports illustrate how your completed courses fulfill the requirements of your academic plan.  What-if reports allow you to compare the courses you have completed in your current academic plan to the courses required in another academic plan.  Should you have questions about either report, please consult with your academic advisor.

To create either report:

  1. Log into your ULink account.
  2. Click on the Academic Progress tile.
  3. Next, click on "View my Degree Audit" to run a Degree Audit report in the Undergraduate Advising area. 
  4. To create a What-if report, click on "Create a What-if Advisement Report."

Click here to run a Degree Audit report, or create a What-if report.

Flight Planner
Based on your major, the Flight Planner tool may be available for you to create a personalized Flight Plan.  The Flight Planner can be found in the ULink Student Center.  Consult with your advisor for assistance with the Flight Planner.

Flight Plan, Odd-Year Starts

The four-year plan of study listed below is applicable for students who begin their academic programs in the fall semester of odd-numbered years (e.g., 2019, 2021, 2023, etc.).

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
General Education: Cardinal Core Arts & Humanities - AH 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Natural Sciences-S 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Natural Sciences Lab-SL 1
Elective 1
 Hours15.5
Spring
MUS 206 Jazz Applied 2
MUS 109 Major Ensembles 1
MUS 242 Theory IV 4
MUS 361 Music Literature I (1000-1750) 3
MUS 97 Recital Attendance (MUS 97-06) 0
MUS 119 Minor Ensembles 0.5
MUH 205 Music in World Cultures - SB, D2 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Oral Communication - OC 3
 Hours16.5
Year 3
Fall
MUS 305 Jazz Applied 2
MUS 109 Major Ensembles 1
MUS 362 Music Literature II (Classical & Early Romantic Music) 3
MUS 119 Minor Ensembles 0.5
MUS 340 Jazz Improvisation II 2
MUS 130 Jazz Piano Class 1
MUS 198 Jazz Piano Proficiency 0
MUS 352 Jazz Repertoire 2
MUS 571 Pedagogy (MUS 571-07 Jazz Pedagogy) 2
MUS 535 Music Industry I 2
 Hours15.5
Spring
MUS 306 Jazz Applied 2
MUS 109 Major Ensembles 1
MUS 363 Music Literature III (1860-present) 3
MUS 119 Minor Ensembles 0.5
MUS 349 Jazz Analysis 2
MUS 576 Multimedia Production (or students may take MUS 575 in Year 4, Fall) 2 or 0
MUH 214 African-American Music - AH, D1 3
Elective 1
 Hours14.5-12.5
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 440 Jazz Improvisation III 2
MUS 435 Jazz Arranging I 2
MUS 351 Studies in Jazz (MUS 351-02 Jazz Theory) 2
MUS 355 The Evolution of Jazz 3
MUS 575 Music Production (or students may take MUS 576 in Year 3, Spring) 0 or 2
 Hours14.5-16.5
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 0
MUS 436 Jazz Arranging II 2
MUS 351 Studies in Jazz (MUS 351-01 Jazz Style & Analysis) 2
General Education: Cardinal Core Historical Perspective-SBH 3
 Hours12.5
 Minimum Total Hours121

Degree Audit Report
Degree Audit reports illustrate how your completed courses fulfill the requirements of your academic plan.  What-if reports allow you to compare the courses you have completed in your current academic plan to the courses required in another academic plan.  Should you have questions about either report, please consult with your academic advisor.

To create either report:

  1. Log into your ULink account.
  2. Click on the Academic Progress tile.
  3. Next, click on "View my Degree Audit" to run a Degree Audit report in the Undergraduate Advising area. 
  4. To create a What-if report, click on "Create a What-if Advisement Report."

Click here to run a Degree Audit report, or create a What-if report.

Flight Planner
Based on your major, the Flight Planner tool may be available for you to create a personalized Flight Plan.  The Flight Planner can be found in the ULink Student Center.  Consult with your advisor for assistance with the Flight Planner.