As a student in this program, you will develop artistic talents through the study of jazz history, jazz improvisation, jazz theory/keyboard skills, jazz composition and arranging.
This degree prepares top-flight young musicians for careers as professional composers, performers and arrangers in the ever-growing jazz and commercial music areas. For those who desire to continue developing their knowledge in the field, the program will prepare them for successful auditions into graduate school.
The jazz performance focus consists of 46-47 hours in addition to the core requirements for the Bachelor of Music degree:
- Jazz Theory/Jazz Keyboard Skills (2 hours): MUS 119(2)
- Jazz Improvisation (6 hours): MUS 219(2), 220(2), 319(2)
- Jazz History (3 hours): MUS 347(3)
- Jazz Arranging (3 hours): MUS 526(3) Jazz section only