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Jazz Studies

Description of 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.

Requirements for Concentration

Required Courses
MUSIC 10 (Jazz History)
MUSIC 12 (Jazz Theory and Keyboard)
MUSIC 55 (Jazz Improvisation I)
MUSIC 56 (Jazz Improvisation II)
MUSIC 133 (Jazz Arranging and Composition)
MUSIC 144 (Studio Recording Techniques)
MUSIC 145 (Jazz Ensemble, 2 semesters)
MUSIC 181 (Chamber Ensemble, Jazz Combo, 2 semesters)
*Applied Jazz (2 semesters). Prerequisites: Jazz Improvisation II or permission of instructor
Total

Credits
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
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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