Jazz Studies

Music Major (Bachelor of Arts)

  • All students seeking the Bachelor of Arts with a major in Music must complete a liberal arts requirement consisting of a minimum of 66 credits in addition to credits earned in Music courses. These 66 credits may include credits earned to fulfill requirements in another major or minor and general education.
Supporting Courses30-31
Keyboard Requirement:
Keyboard Musicianship I
and Keyboard Musicianship II
Advanced Keyboard Musicianship
Jazz Combo
Concert Attendance (6 semesters required)
Music Technology Tools
Ear Training and Sight Singing I
Ear Training and Sight Singing II
Music Theory I
Music Theory II
Introduction to Jazz Theory and Improvisation
Jazz and Pop Literature
Music Theory III
Music Theory IV
First Semester Applied (1 credit):
Keyboard Lessons 1
Voice Lessons 1
Instrumental Lessons 1
Second Semester Applied (1 credit):
Keyboard Lessons 2
Voice Lessons 2
Instrumental Lessons 2
Third Semester Applied (1 credit):
Keyboard Lessons 3
Voice Lessons 3
Instrumental Lessons 3
Fourth Semester Applied (1 credit):
Keyboard Lessons 4
Voice Lessons 4
Instrumental Lessons 4
Major Ensemble Requirement (complete 4 credits):
Bands and Orchestra
University Singers
Concert Choir
Jazz Ensemble (1 credit):
Jazz Ensemble
Vocal Jazz Ensemble
Upper-Level Courses25
Jazz Improvisation
Music History II
Jazz History
Jazz Arranging
Materials and Design
Capstone Project
Major Ensemble (complete 2 credits):
Bands and Orchestra
University Singers
Concert Choir
Jazz Ensemble (2 credits):
Jazz Ensemble
Vocal Jazz Ensemble
Music Electives (5 credits):
Music Technology Systems
Jazz Improvisation
World Music
Musical Theatre History
Advanced Composition
Jazz Arranging
Keyboard Lessons 5
Keyboard Lessons 6
Voice Lessons 5
Voice Lessons 6
Instrumental Lessons 5
Instrumental Lessons 6
Jazz Combo
Jazz Ensemble
Vocal Jazz Ensemble
Total Credits55-56