Minor Code - U107
The Minor in Jazz Studies is intended for students with a background in jazz or improvised music. All aspects of jazz are studied, from the early music to the most recent developments in creative improvised music. A variety of performance opportunities are available for students. The many small jazz ensembles perform styles ranging from Bebop, Fusion, Salsa, and vocal jazz, to the avant-garde. The large ensembles perform original student compositions, and the music of contemporary composers, in addition to traditional big band literature.
A successful audition with the School of Music is required for entrance into the program.
|Applied Lessons for Minors|
|Hours from the following courses: (may be repeated for credit/audition or consent required for placement):|
|Large Jazz Ensemble 1|
|Chamber Music: Large Jazz Ensemble 2|
|Chamber Music: Jazz Small Group|
|Chamber Music: Jazz and Ethnic|
|Chamber Music: Jazz Small Group 2|
|Jazz Theory and/or History||4|
|Introduction to History of Jazz|
|Introduction to Jazz and Commercial Music Improvisation|
|Advanced Jazz and Commercial Music Improvisation|
|Jazz and Commercial Music Arranging|
|Arranging for Large Jazz Ensemble|