Undergraduate Catalog 2022-2023 
    
    Sep 26, 2022  
Undergraduate Catalog 2022-2023

Performance, Emphasis in Jazz Studies, B.M.


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Requirement


Core Areas A, B, C, D, & E: 42 Hours


 

Core Area F. Music: 18 Hours


Notes:


  1. Prerequisite: successful completion of the preceding course in the Music-Theory and Aural-Skills course sequences. Any course in the Music-Theory course sequence can be taken for credit by examination. Credit by examination must be validated by the course’s faculty and processed through the Music Office and the Office of the Registrar.
  2. Orientation to Technology is included in the first five weeks of MUSC 1401 - Aural Skills I .
  3. Prerequisite: admission to music degree program or successful completion of the preceding course in the sequence. May be taken for credit by examination. Passing the Keyboard-Skills course sequence (i.e., MUSC 1501 , MUSC 1502 , MUSC 2501 , MUSC 2502 ) constitutes keyboard proficiency. Keyboard proficiency is a prerequisite to MUSC 3850 , MUSC 3900 , MUSC 4171 , MUSC 4172 , MUSC 4181 , MUSC 4182 , MUSC 4311 , MUSC 4400  and MUSC 4500 . Students must enroll in Keyboard Skills each term offered for a minimum of four semesters and until successful completion. A course or courses in the sequence may receive credit by examination. Credit by examination for any course must be validated by the course’s faculty and processed through the Music Office and the Office of the Registrar. The requirements for each proficiency level are included in the various Keyboard-Skills course syllabi.
  4. Students enroll in the ensemble associated with the principal-applied area and according to the requirements specific to the major and option (See “Specific Requirements” above for each major and option).

Performance Major: 60 Hours


Total Degree Program: 120 Hours


  1. Six terms must be completed with the grade “S.” Transfer students may transfer credit. (See Requirements Common to all Bachelor of Music Degrees below.)
  2. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the preceding course in the Music-Theory and Aural-Skills course sequences. Any course in the Music-Theory course sequence can be taken for credit by examination. Credit by examination must be validated by the course’s faculty and processed through the Music Office and the Office of the Registrar.
  3. Prerequisite: Admission to music degree program or successful completion of the preceding course in the sequence. May be taken for credit by examination. Passing the Keyboard-Skills course sequence (i.e., MUSC 1501 , MUSC 1502 , MUSC 2501 , MUSC 2502 ) constitutes keyboard proficiency. Keyboard proficiency is a prerequisite to MUSC 3850 , MUSC 3900 , MUSC 4171 , MUSC 4172 , MUSC 4181 , MUSC 4182 , MUSC 4311 , MUSC 4400  and MUSC 4500 . Students must enroll in Keyboard Skills each term offered for a minimum of four semesters and until successful completion. A course or courses in the sequence may receive credit by examination. Credit by examination for any course must be validated by the course’s faculty and processed through the Music Office and the Office of the Registrar. The requirements for each proficiency level are included in the various Keyboard-Skills course syllabi.
  4. Admission to MUSC 4600  requires passing a “level-change” performance-jury examination after completion of MUSC 2600 .
  5. Prerequisite: Passing the degree-recital hearing and permission of the instructor.

Specific Requirements, Bachelor of Music in Performance: Emphasis in Jazz Studies


OPTIONS: Woodwind, Brass, & Percussion; Keyboard, String & Guitar

  1. Ensemble Requirement
    1. Woodwind, brass, and percussion instrumentalists pursuing the Performance major with Emphasis in Jazz Studies must be in Wind Ensemble, Symphony Band, or Marching Band for the first 4 semesters offered. At least one semester of Marching Band is required. Thereafter, these students enroll in Jazz Ensemble and are encouraged to perform in more than one ensemble per semester.
    2. Keyboard, string, and guitar students pursuing the Performance major with Emphasis in Jazz Studies must be in Wind Ensemble, Symphony Band, Marching Band, or Concert Choir for the first 4 semesters offered. Thereafter, these students enroll in Jazz Ensemble and are encouraged to perform in more than one ensemble per semester.
  2. Principal-Applied Requirements
    1. Students must register for MUSC 2600 Principal Applied  (the principal performing instrument or voice) each term offered for a minimum of 8 credit hours and until passage of the level-change examination. Thereafter, the student must enroll in MUSC 4600  each term offered until a minimum of 10 credit hours has been earned. All credits earned in Principal Applied must be on a single instrument.
    2. Students must attend Principal-Applied seminars, master classes, recitals, and studio classes as part of the MUSC 1000  requirement.
    3. Solo Public Performances in Principal-Applied area: Freshman year (1), Sophomore year (2), Junior year (3), and Senior year (3).
    4. The Performance major with Emphasis in Jazz Studies requires a Half Recital (20-30 minutes of music) during the junior year and a Full Recital (40-60 minutes of music) during the senior year, each based on studies in Principal Applied. Half Recitals exceeding 30 minutes of music must be approved by the hearing committee. Successful completion of MUSC 4941 - Half Recital