This eight-semester plan (see important details) is intended to guide a first-year student through a four-year undergraduate career, with completion of an academic major and all college-wide degree requirements. The plan is designed as an advising tool – a starting point for careful discussions between a student and his/her academic adviser. In consultation, the student and adviser will adjust the plan to accommodate the student’s prerequisite needs, transferred credits, and other such variables.

Students are responsible for reviewing their Progress Reports each semester to track their own progress toward degree requirements.

Music - Jazz Performance

Year 1

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
MUS103 Basic Sight Singing and Ear Training**1
MUS150 Concert Series Attendance0
MUS162 Chamber Jazz Ensembles (ART)1
MUS201 Basic Piano2
MUS203 Theory 13
MUS270-277 Applied Jazz2
ENG160 Composition I (Composition 1)3
Gen Ed - MATH3
Total15
CourseCredits
MUS150 Concert Series Attendance0
MUS160 History of Jazz*3
MUS162 Chamber Jazz Ensembles (ART)1
MUS202 Piano 12
MUS204 Theory 23
MUS231 Sight Singing and Ear Training 11
MUS270-277 Applied Jazz2
ENG180 Composition II (Composition 2)3
Total15

Year 2

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
MUS150 Concert Series Attendance0
MUS162 Chamber Jazz Ensembles (ART)1
MUS210 Jazz Improvisation Workshop2
MUS232 Sight Singing and Ear Training 21
MUS270-277 Applied Jazz2
MUS310 Jazz Theory 13
MUS331 Music to 17503
Gen Ed: Foreign Languages (FLNG)3
MUS260 History of Rock*3
Total18
CourseCredits
MUS150 Concert Series Attendance0
MUS162 Chamber Jazz Ensembles (ART)1
MUS270-277 Applied Jazz2
MUS302 Piano 3: Jazz and Popular Styles2
MUS311 Jazz Theory 23
MUS333 Music since 1750 (HUM)3
Gen Ed: Foreign Languages (FLNG)3
Gen Ed: NSCI or SSCI3
Total17

Year 3

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
MUS150 Concert Series Attendance0
MUS162 Chamber Jazz Ensembles (ART)1
MUS312 Jazz Instrumentation and Arranging3
MUS380 Basic Recording Techniques*3
MUS393 Jazz Milestones3
MUS470-477 Applied Jazz2
Gen Ed: NSCI or SSCI3
Gen Ed: United States Studies (USST)3
Total18
CourseCredits
MUS150 Concert Series Attendance0
MUS162 Chamber Jazz Ensembles (ART)1
MUS302 Piano 3: Jazz and Popular Styles2
MUS350 Computer and Electronic Music*3
MUS410 Jazz Improvisation Workshop2
MUS470-477 Applied Jazz2
Gen Ed: World Civilizations and Cultures (WRLD)3
Gen Ed: Western Civilization (WEST)3
Total16

Year 4

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
MUS470-477 Applied Jazz2
MUS410 Jazz Improvisation Workshop*2
Gen Ed: NSCI or SSCI3
MUS313 Improvisation for Every Musician*3
Electives3
Total13
CourseCredits
MUS470-477 Applied Jazz2
MUS410 Jazz Improvisation Workshop*2
MUS483 Senior Recital1
Electives6
Total11

Notes

*These courses are recommended, not required.

**If required by placement test.

It is not recommended to defer any of the following courses to later semesters: (a) Foreign Language and Math, (b) History of Jazz or History of Rock, (c) Jazz Theory I or Jazz Theory 2.

Because the Senior year has extra elective credits, students may be advised to do the following: 1) Defer one GE III required course from each semester of the junior year to the senior year, reducing the junior credit load. 2) Elect to take other music department courses such as theory, history, or composition offerings during the senior year. 3) Take Jazz Studies courses that are repeatable for credit: (a) Jazz Improv Workshop; (b) Piano III-Jazz; (c) Recording Techniques, (d) Jazz Instrumentation and Arranging

Total Credits: 123