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Music > Eight Semester Plan

This Eight Semester Plan is provided as a general guideline. It DOES NOT reduce the importance of careful discussions between a student and his or her academic advisor. Some degree requirements, such as those for upper division and liberal arts credits, may not be completely delineated in this plan. Students are responsible for reviewing their own Degree Audit Report each semester to track their own progress toward degree requirements. Please see additional disclaimers and information about these Eight Semester Plans, which are currently under development.

Music - Jazz Performance

Year 1

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
MUS103 Basic Sight Singing and Ear Training**1
MUS150 Concert Series Attendance0
MUS162 Chamber Jazz Ensembles1
MUS201 Piano I2
MUS203 Theory I3
MUS270-277 Applied Jazz2
ENG160 Freshman Composition I3
Gen Ed - MATH3
Total15
CourseCredits
MUS150 Concert Series Attendance0
MUS160 History of Jazz*3
MUS162 Chamber Jazz Ensembles1
MUS202 Piano II2
MUS204 Theory II3
MUS231 Sight Singing and Ear Training I1
MUS270-277 Applied Jazz2
ENG180 Freshman Composition II3
Total15

Year 2

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
MUS150 Concert Series Attendance0
MUS162 Chamber Jazz Ensembles1
MUS210 Jazz Improvisation Workshop2
MUS232 Sight Singing and Ear Training II1
MUS270-277 Applied Jazz2
MUS310 Jazz Theory I3
MUS331 Music to 17503
Gen Ed: Foreign Languages (FLNG)3
MUS260 History of Rock*3
Total18
CourseCredits
MUS150 Concert Series Attendance0
MUS162 Chamber Jazz Ensembles1
MUS270-277 Applied Jazz2
MUS302 Piano III - Jazz2
MUS311 Jazz Theory II3
MUS333 Music since 17503
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 Ensembles1
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 Ensembles1
MUS302 Piano 3 - Jazz2
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 Recital2
Electives6
Total12

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: 124