Four-Year Graduation Plan

Jazz performance track

Bachelor of Music

The five track options offered within the music degree can be completed in four years or a total of eight semesters. However, a four-year graduation plan does not take into account dual credit or transfer credit that you may bring upon admission to the University.

Degree options

The music department offers a comprehensive Bachelor of Music degree that can be taken with a focus in one of five areas, as well as a non-comprehensive Bachelor of Arts degree.

Below is the four-year graduation plan for the Bachelor of Music jazz performance track. Your path to graduation may vary slightly based on factors such as college credit you earned while in high school.

Check out the course rotation before scheduling your classes.

BM Four-Year Graduation Plan: Jazz Performance
(Comprehensive)

First semester (fall)

First semester courses Credit hours
MUS 107 Recital Attendance I0
MUS 103 Theory and Musicianship I3
Applied Music (Lesson)1
MUS 137 Piano Class I1
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations2
MUS 174 - Jazz (Studies) Ensemble1
MUS 172 - Small Ensemble (Jazz Symposium)1
ENG 110 Writing I3
CIS/CSC 101 - Computers for Learning 2
General Education3
Total hours17

Second semester (spring)

Second semester courses Credit hours
MUS 108 Recital Attendance II0
MUS 104 Theory and Musicianship II3
Applied Music (Lesson)2
MUS 138 Piano Class II1
MUS 174 - Jazz (Studies) Ensemble1
MUS 172 - Small Ensemble (Jazz Symposium)1
MUS 119 Jazz Theory/Jazz Keyboard Skills2
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking3
SOC 150 Introduction to Society3
Total hours16

Third semester (fall)

Third semester courses Credit hours
MUS 207 Recital Attendance III0
MUS 203 Theory and Musicianship III3
Applied Music (Lesson)1
MUS 274 - Jazz (Studies) Ensemble1
MUS 272 - Small Ensemble (Jazz Symposium)1
MUS 219 Jazz Improvisation I2
MTH 130 Contemporary Mathematics3
AST 114 Survey of Astronomy4
Total hours16

Fourth semester (spring)

Fourth semester courses Credit hours
MUS 208 Recital Attendance IV0
MUS 204 Theory and Musicianship IV3
Applied Music (Lesson)1
MUS 274 - Jazz (Studies) Ensemble1
MUS 272 - Small Ensemble (Jazz Symposium)1
MUS 298 Upper Division Applied Status0
MUS 239 Introduction to World Music3
MUS 220 Jazz Improvisation II2
BIO 102 Principles of Biological Science4
ENG 210 Writing II: Writing Across the Disciplines3
Total hours19

Fifth semester (fall)

Fifth semester courses Credit hours
MUS 307 Recital Attendance V0
Applied Music (Lesson)2
MUS 374 - Jazz (Studies) Ensemble1
MUS 372 - Small Ensemble (Jazz Symposium)1
MUS 345 Music in Western Culture and Society I3
MUS 319 Jazz Improvisation III2
MUS 321 Conducting2
MUS 315 Form and Analysis2
HST 121/122 - Survey of U.S. History3
Total hours16

Sixth semester (spring)

Sixth semester courses Credit hours
MUS 308 Recital Attendance VI0
MUS 398 Junior Recital2-4
MUS 374 - Jazz (Studies) Ensemble1
MUS 372 - Small Ensemble (Jazz Symposium)1
MUS 346 Music in Western Culture and Society II3
Advanced Music History3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship3
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology3
Total hours18

Seventh semester (fall)

Seventh semester courses Credit hours
MUS 407 Recital Attendance VII0
Applied Music (Lesson)2
MUS 474 - Jazz (Studies) Ensemble1
MUS 472 - Small Ensemble (Jazz Symposium)1
MUS 347 History of Jazz in American Culture3
MUS 529 Introduction to Commercial Music3
Foreign Language (French or German)3
THE 101 Introduction to Theatre and Drama Arts3
Total hours16

Eighth semester (spring)

Eighth semester courses Credit hours
MUS 498 Senior Recital2-4
MUS 474 - Jazz (Studies) Ensemble1
MUS 472 - Small Ensemble (Jazz Symposium)1
MUS 327 Composition Class2
Advanced Music History 3
MUS 526 Advanced Arranging (Jazz)3
Foreign Language (French or German)3
GEN 499 - Exit Exam0
Total hours15