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 - Note 11
MUS110 Introduction to Music Studies1
MUS150 Concert Series Attendance0
MUS162 Chamber Jazz Ensembles (ART)1
MUS201 Basic Piano - Note 12
MUS203 Theory 13
MUS270-277 Applied Jazz2
ENG160 Composition I (Composition 1)3
Gen Ed - MATH3
Total16
CourseCredits
MUS150 Concert Series Attendance0
Music Elective - Note 23
MUS162 Chamber Jazz Ensembles (ART)1
MUS202 Piano 12
MUS231 Sight Singing and Ear Training 11
MUS270-277 Applied Jazz2
ENG180 Composition II (Composition 2)3
Gen Ed: Natural Sciences (NSCI)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
MUS470-477 Applied Jazz2
MUS310 Jazz Theory 13
MUS331 Music to 17503
Gen Ed: Foreign Languages (FLNG)3
Total15
CourseCredits
MUS150 Concert Series Attendance0
MUS162 Chamber Jazz Ensembles (ART)1
MUS470-477 Applied Jazz2
MUS302 Piano 3: Jazz and Popular Styles2
MUS311 Jazz Theory 23
MUS333 Music since 1750 (HUM)3
MUS335 Sight Singing & Ear Training 31
Gen Ed: Foreign Languages (FLNG)3
Total15

Year 3

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
MUS150 Concert Series Attendance0
MUS162 Chamber Jazz Ensembles (ART)1
MUS312 Jazz Instrumentation and Arranging3
MUS393 Jazz Milestones3
MUS470-477 Applied Jazz2
Gen Ed: Social Sciences (SSCI)3
Gen Ed: United States Studies (USST)3
Total15
CourseCredits
MUS150 Concert Series Attendance0
MUS162 Chamber Jazz Ensembles (ART)1
MUS302 Piano 3: Jazz and Popular Styles2
Music Elective - Note 23
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
Gen Ed: Natural Sciences (NSCI)3
MUS313 Improvisation for Every Musician*3
Elective3
Gen Ed: Diversity (DIVR)3
Total14
CourseCredits
MUS470-477 Applied Jazz2
MUS483 Senior Recital1
Electives11-12
Total14-15

Notes

If required by placement test.

Recommended Music electives include:MUS160 History of Jazz (HUM), MUS210 Jazz Improvisation Workshop, MUS260 History of Rock (DIVR), MUS313 Improvisation for Every Musician, MUS350 Computer and Electronic Music, MUS380 Basic Recording Techniques, MUS410 Jazz Improvisation Workshop

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: 120-121