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Bachelor of Music in Performance (Jazz)

Curriculum

General Education Curriculum:

  • First-Year Seminar
  • Expository Writing
  • One course in Mathematics
  • Science I
  • Cultural Heritage I and II — fulfilled by taking Music 321 and Music 324 or 326
  • Health Dynamics
  • Basic Studies in Religion plus one upper level course in Religion
  • Second Language — one course at the second semester level
  • Social Science — one 4-credit course from the Departments of Communication, Psychology, Sociology, or the Departments of Economics, Management and Accounting, or Political Science
  • Senior Seminar (IDS 400-level course)

Basic Musicianship:

  • Concert Attendance, eight semesters (Music 080)
  • Perspectives in Music (Music 102)
  • World Music (104)
  • Theory I, II, III and IV (Music 111, 112, 211, 212)
  • Aural Skills I, II (Music 113, 114)
  • Eurhythmics (Music 201, 202)
  • Keyboard Skills (Music 197, 198)
  • History and Literature of the Symphony (Music 324) or History and Literature of Opera (Music 326)
  • Jazz Literature and Pedagogy (Music 365)
  • Seminar in Music (Music 491)

Performance:

  • 24 credits in Applied Major Area (choose one jazz instrument from Music 164, 167, 168, 171, 176, 179, 180, 181)
  • 4 credits in ensembles (choose from Music 135 and 160) — Students are required to participate in an ensemble each semester.

Jazz Studies:

  • Survey of Jazz (Music 105)
  • 6 credits of Jazz Piano (Music 179)
  • Jazz Theory and Improvisation I (Music 361)
  • Jazz Styles and Analysis (Music 363)
  • Jazz Composition and Arranging I (Music 366)

Electives: 14 credits chosen from the following courses

  • Counterpoint (Music 315)
  • Music Literature before 1700 (Music 321)
  • Orchestration (Music 341)
  • Conducting Techniques (Music 345)
  • Jazz Theory and Improvisation II (Music 362)
  • Jazz Composition and Arranging II (Music 367)
  • Recording Arts and Techniques (Music 368)

TOTAL CREDITS = 132 credits