Bachelor of Jazz Studies - Curriculum
  Year 1  
MUSC 1004 Intro to Music in History 1 3
MUSC 1014 Intro to Music in History 2 3
MUSC 1110 Music Theory 1 3
MUSC 1120 Music Theory 2 3
MUSC 1182 Jazz Ensemble 1 2
MUSC 1192 Jazz Rhythm Performance Techniques 2
MUSC 1384 Musicianship 1 2
MUSC 1394 Musicianship 2 2
MUSC 1400 Major Practical Study 6
*MUSC 3230 Acoustics of Music (Math Req'mt) 3
** Written English Requirement 3
   Total Credit Hours 32

 * a 3 credit hour MATH 1xxx or STAT 1xxx may be taken in place of MUSC 3230, Acoustics of Music

** any 3 credit hour course that meets the written English requirement; consult with an advisor prior to selection

 
  Year 2  
MUSC 2072 Jazz History 1 3
MUSC 2082 Jazz History 2 3
MUSC 2112 Jazz Theory 1 2
MUSC 2122 Jazz Theory 2 2
MUSC 2182 Jazz Ensemble 2 3
MUSC 2192 Jazz Improvisation 1 3
MUSC 2384 Musicianship 3 2
MUSC 2394 Musicianship 4 2
MUSC 2400 Major Practical Study 6
  Non-Music Electives 6
   Total Credit Hours 32
  Year 3  
MUSC 3112 Jazz Composition & Arranging 1 3
MUSC 3182 Jazz Ensemble 3 2
MUSC 3192 Jazz Improvisation 2 2
MUSC 3272 Jazz Performance Skills 3
MUSC 3442 Jazz Pedagogy 1 3
MUSC 3470 Major Practical Study 6
MUSC 3554 Jazz Recital 1 3
MUSC Music Elective
Non-Music Electives
3
6
   Total Credit Hours 31
  Year 4  
MUSC 4112 Jazz Composition & Arranging 2 3
MUSC 4182 Jazz Ensemble 4 2
MUSC 4192 Jazz Improvisation 3 2
MUSC 4442 Jazz Pedagogy 2 3
MUSC 4470 Major Practical Study 6
MUSC 4562 Jazz Recital 2 6
MUSC Music Elective 3
  Non-Music Electives 6
   Total Credit Hours 31
  Total: 4 year degree 126 Credits

 

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Erin Propp - Jazz Studies Class of 2012

 

 

Praise for our Bachelor of Jazz Studies curriculum:

“...The curriculum offers a great opportunity to prepare undergraduate students for a well rounded education in jazz and related music..."
- Professor Ronald Carter, Director of Jazz Studies, Northern Illinois University

“...will help set a new standard for jazz performance, teaching, musical knowledge and understanding...”
- Justin DiCioccio, Assistant Dean/Chair, Jazz Arts Program, Manhattan School of Music

“... I offer my full and enthusiastic support...”
- Victor L. Goines, Artistic Director of Jazz Studies, The Juilliard School

“[This curriculum] supercedes the standard of Jazz education. …  gives an excellent balance between tradition and innovation..."
- Associate Professor Rodney T. Whitaker, Director of Jazz Studies, Michigan State University School of Music