Jazz Performance Track

Jazz Performance Track

Develop your full potential in this extraordinary music genre

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 Studies (14 hours)
  • 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
  • Advanced Music History (6 hours) select from: MUS 543(3), 544(3), 545(3), 546(3), 547(3)
  • Advanced Music Theory (6-7 hours) select from: MUS 313(2), 314(2), 315(2), 327(2), 328(2), 529(3)
  • Large Ensemble-Jazz (4 hours) as determined by audition: Select from: MUS 174(1), 274(1), 374(1), 474(1)
  • Small Ensemble-Jazz Symposium (6 hours) as determined by audition: Select from: MUS 172(1), 272(1), 372(1), 472(1) Jazz section only
  • Applied Music (10 hours), must include MUS 398(2-4) and MUS 498(2-4)

Schedule your audition in early spring for fall admission > Audition Request Form

Find jazz performance opportunities:

 

Jazz Studies

Jazz Symposium

Jazz Fest - Feb. 28, 2015