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Jazz Studies Concentration

The Concentration in Jazz Studies is intended to train students to have marketable skills for working as professional jazz and studio musicians. The Concentration in Jazz Studies is not intended to be a substitute for any of the professional degrees offered by the Department of Music.

Students may receive the Concentration in Jazz Studies with any major degree program offered through the University.

Course Credit Hours
MUS 110 - Jazz History 2
MUS 012 - Jazz Theory and Keyboard 2
MUS 055 - Jazz Improvisation I 2
MUS 056 - Jazz Improvisation II 2
MUS 133 - Jazz Arranging and Composition 2
MUS 144 - Studio Recording Techniques 2
MUS 145 - Jazz Ensemble (two semesters) 2
MUS 181 - Chamber Ensemble, Jazz Combo (two semesters) 2
*Applied Jazz (two semesters) [Prerequisites: Jazz Improvisation II or permission of instructor] 2
TOTAL 18

*Applied Jazz courses are selected from the following, each worth one credit hour:

MUSIC 183 - Jazz Piano
MUSIC 184 - Jazz Bass
MUSIC 196 - Jazz Guitar
MUSIC 197 - Jazz Drums
MUSIC 198 - Jazz Wind Instruments

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