In addition to the University Core Curriculum, the following courses are required for the BA in Music degree:

COURSE REQUIREMENTS 


 

 Code Course Credit
 MUS 100 Recital Attendance 2 0
 MUS 111 /235 Class Piano I/Accompanying I 1
 MUS 112/236 Class Piano II/Accompanying II 1 1
 MUS 141  Music Theory I 3
 MUS 142  Music Theory II 3
 MUS 157  Theory I Lab 1
 MUS 158  Theory II Lab 1
 MUS 195  Music Profession 1
 MUS 200  Sophomore Qualifying Exam 0
 MUS 202/208  Principal Applied/Applied Lab 8
 MUS 231 History of Music I (Prereq: MUS 141) 3
 MUS 232 History of Music II (Prereq: MUS 231) 3
 MUS 241 Music Theory III (Prereq: MUS 141 & 142 or exemption) 3
 MUS 257 Theory Lab III 1
 MUS 2xx Ensemble 4
 MUS 434SI American & World Music3 (Prereq: MUS 241) 3
 MUS xx Music elective in emphasis4 12
 MUS xx Music electives (Take 300 and 400 level courses from subject music) 9
 XX xxx Any Art, Dance or Theatre course 3
 PHIL 221 Philosophy of Art 3
Total: 63


1. Pianists who test out of Class Piano I & II substitute Accompanying I & II.
2. Must enroll in Recital Attendance each semester
3. Fulfills speech intensive requirement
4. Students are required to identify and pursue a 12-hour area of emphasis in music such as composition, jazz, music business, music ed., music history, musical performance or music theatre.



JAZZ STUDIES EMPHASIS WITHIN THE BACHELOR OF ARTS IN MUSIC



The Bachelor of Arts in Music requires 12 hours of Music Electives in an emphasis and offers and additional 9 hours of Music Electives, which would be jazz-specific. These courses are required to fulfill the jazz emphasis and are applied to your 12 hours of Music Electives in an emphasis:

 Code Course Credit
 MUS 143 Jazz Fundamentals
(Prerequisite: MUS 140; coreq: MUS 141)
2
 MUS 243 Jazz Improvisation I
(Prerequisite: MUS 143 or consent instructor)
2
 MUS 306 Jazz Piano
(Prerequisite: MUS 140 or consent instructor) 
1
 MUS 343 Jazz Improvisation II
(Prerequisite: MUS 143 or consent instructor) 
2
 MUS 436SI  Jazz History 1  3
 MUS 443 Advanced Improvisation  2
   Total: 12

1. Fulfills speech intensive requirement

These jazz-specific ensembles are required to fulfill the jazz emphasis and are applied to your nine (9) additional hours of Music Electives:

 Code Course Credit
 MUS 327 
    or MUS 229
Jazz Combo
Jazz Band (only if Jazz Combo saturated)
 1
 MUS 327
    or MUS 229
Jazz Combo
Jazz Band
 1
 MUS 327 
    or MUS 229
Jazz Combo
Jazz Band
 1
 MUS 327 
    or MUS 229
Jazz Combo
Jazz Band
 1
 MUS 327 
    or MUS 429
Jazz Combo
Jazz Band
 1
 MUS 327 
    or MUS 429
Jazz Combo
Jazz Band
 1
 MUS 327 
    or MUS 429
Jazz Combo
Jazz Band
 1
 MUS 327 
    or MUS 429
Jazz Combo
Jazz Band
 1
 MUS xxx One (1) one-credit music elective course  1
 Total:  9

Additional Curriculum Information

  • Students with an emphasis in applied music are advised to use their music electives during semesters five through eight to take MUS 402, 100, 408 and to apply for MUS 300 Junior Recital.
  • Students who are primarily interested in music education are advised to consult the Division of Music Office for a recommended sequence of courses.
  • Students planning to seek graduate teacher certification should consult the Division of Music Office for a recommended undergraduate semester-by-semester degree completion plan.

 

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