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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 Music4
Applied Lessons for Minors
Music Ensembles8
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 History4
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
Music Electives2
Total Hours18