SUMMARY OF REQUIREMENTS

The Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies/Composition is conferred upon a student by recommendation of the faculty and upon the satisfactory completion of a minimum of 123 credits. This major requires a concentration; the available concentrations are Instrumental (options include Bassoon, Brass, Cello, Clarinet, Classical Guitar, Double Bass, Euphonium, Flute, French Horn, Harp, Harpsichord, Historical Keyboard Instruments, Oboe, Percussion, Saxophone, String, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba, Viola, Violin, and Woodwinds), Piano, and Voice.

University Requirements

  • All students are required to complete the university's General Education (GenEd) curriculum.
  • All students must take a minimum of two writing-intensive courses. The specific writing-intensive courses required for the major are MUST 3196 and MUST 3896.

Program Requirements (Instrumental Concentration)

General Education courses32
Music Theory
MUST 1711Theory I4
MUST 1712Theory II4
MUST 2711Theory III4
MUST 2712Theory IV4
MUST 3896Theory Seminar II3
Music History
MUST 2704Music in History3
MUST 2114History of Jazz3
MUST 3196History of Pop3
Basic Conducting
MUSC 2323Basic Conducting1
Orchestration
MUST 3713Orchestration3
The Business of Music
MUST 1118Business of Music I2
Music Technology Elective
Select one of the following:3
Computer Synthesis of Music
Sound Recording
Sound Editing
Composing Music for Films
MIDI
Music Technology
Jazz Studies
MUST 4110Seminar in Jazz Composition and Arranging (Take four times for eight total credits)8
MUST 4111Jazz Style and Analysis2
MUST 4112Jazz Arranging I3
MUST 4113Jazz Improvisation: Theory and Practice I2
MUST 4114Jazz Improvisation: Theory and Practice II2
MUST 4115Jazz Arranging II3
MUST 4120Seminar in Advanced Jazz Composition and Arranging (Take two times for four total credits)4
Instrumental Concentration
MUSC 1501Instrumental Concentration2
MUSC 1502Instrumental Concentration2
MUSC 2501Instrumental Concentration2
MUSC 2502Instrumental Concentration2
MUSC 3501Instrumental Concentration2
MUSC 3502Instrumental Concentration2
MUSC 4501Instrumental Concentration2
MUSC 4502Instrumental Concentration2
Secondary Piano
MUSC 1405Secondary Piano for Music Majors1
MUST 1106Jazz Secondary Piano1
MUST 2105Jazz Secondary Piano1
MUST 2106Jazz Secondary Piano1
Ensembles
Take any combination of the following four courses for a total of 10 credits:10
Small Jazz Ensemble
Large Jazz Ensemble
Choral Ensemble
Ensemble
Total Credit Hours123

Program Requirements (Piano Concentration)

General Education courses32
Music Theory
MUST 1711Theory I4
MUST 1712Theory II4
MUST 2711Theory III4
MUST 2712Theory IV4
MUST 3896Theory Seminar II3
Music History
MUST 2704Music in History3
MUST 2114History of Jazz3
MUST 3196History of Pop3
Basic Conducting
MUSC 2323Basic Conducting1
Orchestration
MUST 3713Orchestration3
The Business of Music
MUST 1118Business of Music I2
Music Technology Elective
Select one of the following:3
Computer Synthesis of Music
Sound Recording
Sound Editing
Composing Music for Films
MIDI
Music Technology
Jazz Studies
MUST 4110Seminar in Jazz Composition and Arranging (Take four times for 8 total credits)8
MUST 4111Jazz Style and Analysis2
MUST 4112Jazz Arranging I3
MUST 4113Jazz Improvisation: Theory and Practice I2
MUST 4114Jazz Improvisation: Theory and Practice II2
MUST 4115Jazz Arranging II3
MUST 4120Seminar in Advanced Jazz Composition and Arranging (Take two times for 4 total credits)4
Piano Concentration
MUSC 1401Piano Concentration2
MUSC 1402Piano Concentration2
MUSC 2401Piano Concentration2
MUSC 2402Piano Concentration2
MUSC 3401Piano Concentration2
MUSC 3402Piano Concentration2
MUSC 4401Piano Concentration2
MUSC 4402Piano Concentration2
Ensembles
Take any combination of the following three courses for a total of 10 credits:10
Small Jazz Ensemble
Large Jazz Ensemble
Ensemble
Electives
Free Electives4
Total Credit Hours123

Program Requirements (Voice Concentration)

General Education courses32
Music Theory
MUST 1711Theory I4
MUST 1712Theory II4
MUST 2711Theory III4
MUST 2712Theory IV4
MUST 3896Theory Seminar II3
Music History
MUST 2704Music in History3
MUST 2114History of Jazz3
MUST 3196History of Pop3
Basic Conducting
MUSC 2323Basic Conducting1
Orchestration
MUST 3713Orchestration3
The Business of Music
MUST 1118Business of Music I2
Music Technology Elective
Select one of the following:3
Computer Synthesis of Music
Sound Recording
Sound Editing
Composing Music for Films
MIDI
Music Technology
Jazz Studies
MUST 4110Seminar in Jazz Composition and Arranging (Take four times for 8 total credits)8
MUST 4111Jazz Style and Analysis2
MUST 4112Jazz Arranging I3
MUST 4113Jazz Improvisation: Theory and Practice I2
MUST 4114Jazz Improvisation: Theory and Practice II2
MUST 4115Jazz Arranging II3
MUST 4120Seminar in Advanced Jazz Composition and Arranging (Take two times for 4 total credits)4
Voice Concentration
MUSC 1201Voice Concentration2
MUSC 1202Voice Concentration2
MUSC 2201Voice Concentration2
MUSC 2202Voice Concentration2
MUSC 3201Voice Concentration2
MUSC 3202Voice Concentration2
MUSC 4201Voice Concentration2
MUSC 4202Voice Concentration2
Secondary Piano
MUSC 1405Secondary Piano for Music Majors1
MUST 1106Jazz Secondary Piano1
MUST 2105Jazz Secondary Piano1
MUST 2106Jazz Secondary Piano1
Ensembles
Take any combination of the following four courses for a total of 10 credits:10
Small Jazz Ensemble
Large Jazz Ensemble
Choral Ensemble
Ensemble
Total Credit Hours123