Requirements for the Jazz Option

Students in the Jazz option must complete the following:

Applied Study
Elementary/Intermediate (complete 12 credits):12
Elementary/Intermediate Jazz Studio Instruction
Advanced (complete 14 credits):14
Advanced Jazz Studio Instruction
Senior Recital2
Senior Recital
Advanced Music Theory6
Jazz Theory & Composition
Jazz Composition and Arranging
Keyboard Skills (MUS PERF 108 required; additional credits earned in reaching proficiency will count as music electives) :2
Jazz Class Piano
Large Performance Ensemble (complete 2 credits from the courses listed below):2
Wind Ensemble
Concert Band
Concert Choir
Women's Chorus
Choral Union
Chorale
Madrigal Singers
University Symphony Orchestra
Ensemble (complete 8 credits):8
Jazz Ensemble
Black Music Ensemble
Improvisation (complete 6 credits):6
Jazz Improvisation
Jazz Improvisation
Electives9
Elective credit is earned from courses on the list of electives approved for all options of the Bachelor of Music: Performance program. This list is published in the Requirements section for the program.
Total Credits61

Sample Four-Year Plan

This Sample Four-Year Plan is a tool to assist students and their advisor(s). Students should use it—along with their DARS report, the Degree Planner, and Course Search & Enroll tools—to make their own four-year plan based on their placement scores, credit for transferred courses and approved examinations, and individual interests. As students become involved in athletics, honors, research, student organizations, study abroad, volunteer experiences, and/or work, they might adjust the order of their courses to accommodate these experiences. Students will likely revise their own four-year plan several times during college.

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
MUS PERF 2412MUS PERF 2412
MUSIC 1213MUSIC 1223
MUSIC 1711MUSIC 1721
MUSIC 262 or 2661MUSIC 262 or 2661
Foreign Language4Foreign Language4
Communication A3Quantitative Reasoning A 3
 14 14
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
MUS PERF 2414MUS PERF 2414
MUSIC 2213MUSIC 2293
MUSIC 2711MUSIC 2123
MUSIC 2113MUSIC 262 or 2661
MUSIC 262 or 2661MUS PERF 1032
Ethnic Studies 3Quantitative Reasoning B 3
 15 16
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
MUS PERF 4414MUS PERF 4414
MUS PERF 4583Music History Elective3
Music History Elective3MUSIC 262 or 2661
MUS PERF 1082MUSIC 2522
MUSIC 262 or 2661Global Music Cultures3
Natural Science Breadth with Lab4Social Science Breadth 3
 17 16
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
MUS PERF 4414MUS PERF 4412
MUSIC 262 or 2661MUS PERF 4992
MUSIC 3313MUSIC 262 or 2661
Large Performance Ensemble1MUSIC 3323
Music Electives4Large Performance Ensemble1
Communication B3Music Electives3
 16 12
Total Credits 120