Graduate Catalog 2021-2022

Music M.M. — Jazz Studies Emphasis

College of Performing and Visual Arts

See “Music M.M.

Degree Requirements — 32 Credits

Required Emphasis Credits — 29 hours

MUS 542Jazz Pedagogy


MUS 544Seminar in Jazz History


MUS 547Advanced Arranging


MUS 585Advanced Jazz Improvisation



MUS 555Seminar in Jazz Composition


MUS 600Introduction to Musical Scholarship


MUS 625Jazz Ensembles



MUS 624Vocal Jazz Ensembles


MUS 636Individual Instruction in Jazz



MUS 637Individual Instruction in Jazz Composition


MUS 694Master's Recital


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


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.