Conservatory of Music:
jazz studies 

Bachelor of Music in Performance:
Jazz Studies

In addition to meeting general degree requirements, undergraduate jazz studies majors must complete the following conservatory requirements (100 credits), as outlined below by semester and year. Of the 100 credits, up to 8 credits of music history may be counted toward the liberal arts requirement (30 credits minimum) for the degree.

Freshman Year | Sophomore Year | Junior Year | Senior Year

Freshman Year: 28 credits
 
Fall: 14 credits
MPE 4 —/Private Study: Instrument
   or MPE 4880/Private Study: Jazz Voice
 
3 credits
MCO 1015/Jazz Theory I 3 credits
MPE 1010/Keyboard Studies I 1 credit
MPE 1700/Jazz Combos 2 credits
MTH 1430/Jazz Ear Training I 1.5 credits
MUS 1070/Jazz Repertoire I 2 credits
MUS 2050/Jazz Improvisation I 1.5 credits
 
Spring: 14 credits
MPE 4 —/Private Study: Instrument
   or MPE 4880/Private Study: Jazz Voice
 
3 credits
MCO 1025/Jazz Theory II 3 credits
MPE 1020/Keyboard Studies II 1 credit
MPE 1700/Jazz Combos 2 credits
MTH 1440/Jazz Ear Training II 1.5 credits
MUS 2060/Jazz Improvisation II 1.5 credits
MUS 2080/Jazz Repertoire II 2 credits
MPE 0201/Freshman Jury 0 credit
 
Sophomore Year: 29 credits
 
Fall: 14.5 credits
MPE 4 —/Private Study: Instrument
   or MPE 4880/Private Study: Jazz Voice
 
3 credits
MCO 2015/Jazz Harmony I 2 credits
MPE 1700/Jazz Combos 2 credits
MPE 2010/Keyboard Studies III 1 credit
MTH 2430/Jazz Ear Training III 1.5 credits
MTH 2510/Survey of Music History I 3 credits
MUS 3070/Jazz Repertoire III 2 credits
 
Spring: 14.5 credits
MPE 4 —/Private Study: Instrument
   or MPE 4880/Private Study: Jazz Voice
 
3 credits
MCO 2025/Jazz Harmony II 2 credits
MPE 1700/Jazz Combos 2 credits
MPE 2020/Keyboard Studies IV 1 credit
MTH 2440/Jazz Ear Training IV 1.5 credits
MTH 2520/Survey of Music History II 3 credits
MUS 3080/Jazz Repertoire IV 2 credits
MPE 0301/Sophomore Jury 0 credit
 
Junior Year: 26 credits
 
Fall: 13.5 credits
MPE 4 —/Private Study: Instrument
   or MPE 4880/Private Study: Jazz Voice
 
3 credits
MPE 1700/Jazz Combos 2 credits
MTH 3400/Jazz History I 3 credits
MUS 3090/Jazz Repertoire V 2 credits
MUS 4410/Jazz Arranging I 2.5 credits
MPE 3992/Junior Recital 1 credit
 
Spring: 12.5 credits
MPE 4 —/Private Study: Instrument
   or MPE 4880/Private Study: Jazz Voice
 
3 credits
MPE 1700/Jazz Combos 2 credits
MTH 3450/Jazz History II 3 credits
MUS 3100/Jazz Repertoire VI 2 credits
MUS 4420/Jazz Arranging II 2.5 credits
 
Senior Year: 17 credits
 
Fall: 9 credits
MPE 4 —/Private Study: Instrument
   or MPE 4880/Private Study: Jazz Voice
 
3 credits
MPE 1700/Jazz Combos 2 credits
MUS 4070/Jazz Repertoire VII 2 credits
Music elective 2 credits
 
Spring: 8 credits
MPE 4 —/Private Study: Instrument
   or MPE 4880/Private Study: Jazz Voice
 
3 credits
MPE 1700/Jazz Combos 2 credits
MUS 4080/Jazz Repertoire VIII 2 credits
MPE 4992/Senior Recital 1 credit


Updates to the 2013–15 College Catalog:

Effective Fall 2014:

  • MPE 4880 added as an option for private study.

Updated April 17, 2014

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