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2007-2008 University Catalogue 
    
2007-2008 University Catalogue [Archived Catalogue]

Jazz Studies: Instrumental Performance - Bachelor of Music


Program Total Credits: 126

The Jazz Studies instrumental curriculum provides a direct and pragmatic education for students interested in establishing a career as a performer or arranger in jazz and/or contemporary music. Students receive weekly, one-hour private lessons in their major area with renowned artist teachers. Performance opportunities are plentiful in the School’s award-winning jazz ensembles. Special courses include Jazz Improvisation, Jazz Theory, Jazz Ear-Training, Basic Piano, Jazz Piano, Jazz Arranging, History of Jazz, The Business of Music, MIDI Synthesis, Music Technology, Recording Engineering, Transcription and Analysis, Acoustics, Orchestration, World Music, 20th Century Music, Advanced Rhythmic Theory, and Advanced Improvisation.

Woodwind majors may elect to enroll in a woodwind specialist program that includes the study of various woodwind instruments.

Freshman Year Credits: 30


Fall Credits: 15


Spring Credits: 15


Sophomore Year Credits: 32


Fall Credits: 16


  • MUPF 8XX - Ensemble Credits: 1 cr

Select one course from the following two:


Spring Credits: 16


  • MUPF 8XX - Ensemble Credits: 1 cr

Select one course from the following two:


Junior Year Credits: 34


Fall Credits: 17


  • MUPF 8XX - Ensemble Credits: 1 cr
  • Liberal Arts Credits: 6 cr

Spring Credits: 17


  • MUPF 8XX - Ensemble Credits: 1 cr
  • Electives Credits: 6 cr
  • Liberal Arts Credits: 3 cr

Senior Year Credits: 30


Senior Recital may be completed in either semester.

Fall Credits: 16


  • MUPF 8XX - Ensemble Credits: 2 cr
  • Electives Credits: 3 cr
  • Liberal Arts Credits: 3 cr

Select one course from the following two:


All undergraduate music students must take either Business of Music (MUSC 481) or Careers in Music (MUSC 482). Students who take both may apply one toward elective credits.

Spring Credits: 14


  • MUPF 8XX - Ensemble Credits: 2 cr
  • Liberal Arts Credits: 6 cr

Liberal Arts Distribution


Note all Liberal Arts courses are 3.0 credits.

  • Liberal Arts Electives Credits: 15 cr

Note


All instrumental majors are required to successfully complete one year of Chorus, which may be taken as ensemble or elective credits.

Piano (MUSC 121/122) and Jazz Piano (MUSC 223/224) are not required for piano majors. Instead, substitute four elective credits.