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Jazz Studies, Instrumental Performance

Terell Stafford, Director
215-204-8036
tstaffor@temple.edu

 

Students of Temple's Jazz Studies program have the opportunity to participate in both large and small ensembles. Jazz Band, Lab Band, Brass Ensemble, Fusion Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Guitar Ensemble, Vocal Ensemble, and New Music by Temple Composers provide a comprehensive performance experience in solo as well as ensemble playing for both instrumentalists and vocalists. All of the performing groups are coached by an experienced faculty of musician-educators. Graduates are prepared to begin a career as professional performers. 

Bachelor of Music: Jazz Instrumental Performance

Freshman Year – 1st Semester  
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Music 1503 Instrumental Major 4  
Music 1405 Secondary Piano for Music Majors 1  
Music Varies Small Ensemble 1  
Music Varies Large Ensemble 1  
Music Studies 1711 Theory I 4 AR
Music Studies 2113 History of Pop 3  
English 1022 College Composition 3 RC
Subtotal      17  
 
Freshman Year – 2nd Semester  
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Music 1504 Instrumental Major 4  
Music Studies 1106 Jazz Secondary Piano 1  
Music Varies Small Ensemble 1  
Music Varies Large Ensemble 1  
Music Studies 1712 Theory II (Jazz) 4  
Music Studies 2114 History of Jazz 3  
Math 1011 College Math 3 QA
Subtotal      17  
 
Sophomore Year – 1st Semester  
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Music 2503 Instrumental Major 4  
Music Studies 2105 Secondary Piano for Music Majors 1  
Music Varies Small Ensemble 1  
Music Varies Large Ensemble 1  
Music Studies 2711 Theory III (Jazz) 4 QB
Music Studies 1118 Business of Music I 2  
IH 1196 Intellectual Heritage I 3 IA
Subtotal      16  
 
Sophomore Year – 2nd Semester  
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Music 2504 Instrumental Major 4  
Music Studies 2106 Jazz Secondary Piano 1  
Music Varies Small Ensemble 1  
Music Studies 2712 Theory IV (Jazz) 4  
Music Studies 4113 Jazz Improvisation 2  
IH 1297 Intellectual Heritage II 3 IB
Subtotal      15  
 
Junior Year – 1st Semester  
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Music 3503 Instrumental Major 4  
Music Varies Small Ensemble 1  
Music Varies Large Ensemble 1  
Music Studies 4112 Jazz Arranging 3  
Music Studies 4114 Jazz Improvisation 2  
Music 2323 Basic Conducting 1  
Physics 1003 Physics (Acoustics) 3 SA
Subtotal      15  
 
Junior Year – 2nd Semester  
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Music 3504 Instrumental Major 4  
Music Varies Small Ensemble 1  
Music Studies 4111 Jazz Styles and Analysis 2  
Music Studies 2704 Music in History 3  
Music 2324 Conducting Intermediate 1  
Music Studies 4711 Computers in Musical Applications 3  
Music Studies 4715 World Music 3  
Subtotal      17  
 
Senior Year – 1st Semester  
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Music 4503 Instrumental Major 4  
Music Varies Small Ensemble 1  
Music Varies Large Ensemble 1  
Core Elective American Culture 3 AC
Required Elective Elective *Music Technology Elective 3  
Core Elective International Studies 3 IS
Subtotal      15  
 
Senior Year – 2nd Semester  
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Music 4584 Instrumental Major 4  
Music Varies Small Ensemble 1  
Music Varies Large Ensemble 1  
Core Elective Individual and Society 3 IN
Core  Elective International Studies 3 IS
Music Studies 3796 Music in History 3 WI
Subtotal      15  
 
Degree Total     127  
 
*Music Technology Electives
Music Studies 4713   Sound Recording (Fall)    
Music Studies 4716 Composing Music for Film (Fall)    
Music Studies 4719 MIDI (Fall)    
Music Studies 4712 Computer Music Synthesis (Spring)    
Music Studies 4714 Sound Editing (Spring)    

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