Four-Year Degree 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 degree 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 degree 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 Degree Plan: Jazz Performance
(Comprehensive)

The following degree plan is based on the general education program instituted in fall 2014. For the previous general education requirements, please access these Student Transition Resources.

First semester (fall)

CoursesHours
MUS 107 Recital Attendance I 0
MUS 103 Theory and Musicianship I 3
Applied Music (Lesson) 1
MUS 137 Piano Class I 1
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
MUS 174 - Jazz (Studies) Ensemble 1
MUS 172 - Small Ensemble (Jazz Symposium) 1
ENG 110 Writing I 3
CIS/CSC 101 - Computers for Learning 2
General Education 3
Total hours17

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
MUS 108 Recital Attendance II 0
MUS 104 Theory and Musicianship II 3
Applied Music (Lesson) 2
MUS 138 Piano Class II 1
MUS 174 - Jazz (Studies) Ensemble 1
MUS 172 - Small Ensemble (Jazz Symposium) 1
MUS 119 Jazz Theory/Jazz Keyboard Skills 2
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
SOC 150 Introduction to Society 3
Total hours16

Third semester (fall)

CoursesHours
MUS 207 Recital Attendance III 0
MUS 203 Theory and Musicianship III 3
Applied Music (Lesson) 1
MUS 274 - Jazz (Studies) Ensemble 1
MUS 272 - Small Ensemble (Jazz Symposium) 1
MUS 219 Jazz Improvisation I 2
MTH 130 Contemporary Mathematics 3
AST 114 Survey of Astronomy 4
Total hours16

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
MUS 208 Recital Attendance IV 0
MUS 204 Theory and Musicianship IV 3
Applied Music (Lesson) 1
MUS 274 - Jazz (Studies) Ensemble 1
MUS 272 - Small Ensemble (Jazz Symposium) 1
MUS 298 Upper Division Applied Status 0
MUS 239 Introduction to World Music 3
MUS 220 Jazz Improvisation II 2
BIO 102 Principles of Biological Science 4
ENG 210 Writing II: Writing Across the Disciplines 3
Total hours19

Fifth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
MUS 307 Recital Attendance V 0
Applied Music (Lesson) 2
MUS 374 - Jazz (Studies) Ensemble 1
MUS 372 - Small Ensemble (Jazz Symposium) 1
MUS 345 Music in Western Culture and Society I 3
MUS 319 Jazz Improvisation III 2
MUS 321 Conducting 2
MUS 315 Form and Analysis 2
HST 121/122 - Survey of U.S. History 3
Total hours16

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
MUS 308 Recital Attendance VI 0
MUS 398 Junior Recital 2-4
MUS 374 - Jazz (Studies) Ensemble 1
MUS 372 - Small Ensemble (Jazz Symposium) 1
MUS 346 Music in Western Culture and Society II 3
Advanced Music History 3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology 3
Total hours18

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
MUS 407 Recital Attendance VII 0
Applied Music (Lesson) 2
MUS 474 - Jazz (Studies) Ensemble 1
MUS 472 - Small Ensemble (Jazz Symposium) 1
MUS 347 History of Jazz in American Culture 3
MUS 529 Introduction to Commercial Music 3
Foreign Language (French or German) 3
THE 101 Introduction to Theatre and Drama Arts 3
Total hours16

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
MUS 498 Senior Recital 2-4
MUS 474 - Jazz (Studies) Ensemble 1
MUS 472 - Small Ensemble (Jazz Symposium) 1
MUS 327 Composition Class 2
Advanced Music History 3
MUS 526 Advanced Arranging (Jazz) 3
Foreign Language (French or German) 3
GEN 499 - Exit Exam 0
Total hours15