Jazz Studies

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):
Chamber Music: 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 Improvisation
Advanced Jazz Improvisation
Arranging for Small Jazz Ensemble
Arranging for Large Jazz Ensemble
Music Electives2
Total Hours18