Graduate 2019-2020

Music M.M. — Jazz Studies Emphasis

College of Performing and Visual Arts

Degree Requirements — 32 Credits

See “Music M.M.”.

Degree Requirements

Required Emphasis Credits — 29 hours

MUS 542Jazz Pedagogy

2

MUS 544Seminar in Jazz History

3

MUS 547Advanced Arranging

2

MUS 585Advanced Jazz Improvisation

2

or

MUS 555Seminar in Jazz Composition

2

MUS 600Introduction to Musical Scholarship

2

MUS 625Jazz Ensembles

1

or

MUS 624Vocal Jazz Ensembles

1

MUS 636Individual Instruction in Jazz

2

or

MUS 637Individual Instruction in Jazz Composition

2

MUS 694Master's Recital

2

MUS 624: Take 2 hours

MUS 625: Take 2 hours

MUS 636 or MUS 637: Take 8 hours

Other Studies in Music

Music History, Music Theory

6

Other Studies in Music  will be selected by advisement based upon candidates needs identified through advisory examination.

Elective Emphasis Credits — 3 hours

Electives will be selected by advisement based upon candidate’s needs identified through examination.

NOTES: Master of Music candidates in jazz studies must present a public recital. This recital should be recorded and a printed program and CD recording should be filed with the School of Music Office and the Music Library. A correlative paper will be required in conjunction with the recital.

All graduate students enrolling in the School of Music as majors are expected to attend major recitals, concerts, productions and convocations on a regular basis as part of the course program.

Residency, when stated in the music section of this catalog, is interpreted to mean 9 credit hours or more per semester.

Jazz Studies specializations are available in saxophone, trumpet, trombone, guitar, piano, bass, and drums.

Master of Music candidates will take a written comprehensive examination at a time approved by the major advisor.

This is a highly selective degree program. Admission is by audition for the applied jazz faculty and is dependent on studio availability.