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Major Requirements

Program Checkpoints

Undergraduate Jazz Studies majors will perform a checkpoint audition at the end of their freshman year. The student's applied instructor and/or area coordinator or director will give students specific information on content and required music. Successful completion of the checkpoint audition is required for continuation in the performance degree.

Course Requirements

Course Title Quarter Hours
Ear Training Sequence:
JZZ 205JAZZ EAR TRAINING I1
JZZ 206JAZZ EAR TRAINING II1
JZZ 207JAZZ EAR TRAINING III1
Group Piano Sequence:
JZZ 202GROUP JAZZ PIANO I1
JZZ 203GROUP JAZZ PIANO II1
JZZ 204GROUP JAZZ PIANO III1
Essentials Sequence:
JZZ 300ESSENTIALS OF JAZZ I2
JZZ 301ESSENTIALS OF JAZZ II2
JZZ 302ESSENTIALS OF JAZZ III2
Improvisation Sequence:
JZZ 308JAZZ IMPROVISATION I2
JZZ 309JAZZ IMPROVISATION II2
JZZ 310JAZZ IMPROVISATION III2
Advanced Improvisation Sequence:
JZZ 330ADVANCED JAZZ IMPROVISATION I2
JZZ 331ADVANCED JAZZ IMPROVISATION II2
History Sequence:
JZZ 335JAZZ HISTORY I2
JZZ 336JAZZ HISTORY II2
Jazz Arranging Sequence:
JZZ 304JAZZ ARRANGING AND COMPOSITION I2
JZZ 305JAZZ ARRANGING AND COMPOSITION II2
JZZ 306JAZZ ARRANGING AND COMPOSITION III2
Additional Required Courses:
JZZ 325JAZZ RHYTHM SECTION TECHNIQUES2
JZZ 314JAZZ PEDAGOGY2
PAM 309MUSIC ENTREPRENEURSHIP2
Recital Requirements:
JZZ 215JAZZ JUNIOR RECITAL2
JZZ 315JAZZ SENIOR RECITAL2
Select 24 credits of Ensembles24
Select 8 credits of Music Electives8
Select 2 credits of Free Electives2

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