Instrumental Jazz Studies

Bachelor of Arts - Music; Track: Specialization Instrumental Jazz Studies

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College of Visual & Perf Arts

Degree Specific Credits: 50

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.75

Catalog Year: 2017-2018

Note: 511 Credits of non-Music major courses (36 credits Must be in the College of Arts and Sciences)

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51 Credits in Music

General Education Requirements

Information regarding these requirements can be found in the General Education Section of the catalog. 

Summary

1st year15
2nd year16
3rd year8
4th year6-14
BA Requirement Liberal Studies8
Lower Division Writing Expectation3
1st and 2nd year Ensemble Requirements2-12
3rd and 4th year Ensemble Requirements3
Music General Requirement for Writing3
Upper Division Writing Expecation6
Music Requirements for Mathematics3
Music Requirements for Modern & Classical Languages10
Music Requirements for Expressive Arts3
Music Requirements for Literary & Artistic Studies3
Music Requirements for Historic & Cultural Studies6
Music Requirements for Social Sciences3
Music Requirements for Ethical and Human Values3
Music Requirements for Indigenous & Global Perspectives3
Music Requirements for Natural Sciences6
Total Hours110-128

1st year

Rule: All courses required

Note: 1st year requirements MUSI 195 1 credit each semester for a total of 2 credits first year.

MUSI 105Music Theory I2
MUSI 106Music Theory II2
MUSI 130LHistory of Jazz3
MUSI 135AKeyboard Skills I1
MUSI 136AKeyboard Skills II1
MUSI 140Aural Perception I2
MUSI 141Aural Perception II2
MUSI 195Applied Study I (one credit each semester)2
Total Hours15

Minimum Required Grade: C-


2nd year

Rule: All courses required

Note: 2nd year requirements: MUSI 295 1 credit each semester for a total of 2 credits second year. MUSI 296 Upper-Division Required Performance must be completed before moving on to upper division classes. 

MUSI 205Music Theory III2
MUSI 206Music Theory IV2
MUSI 240Aural Perception III2
MUSI 241Aural Perception IV2
MUSI 295Applied Study II (one credit each semester)2
MUSI 301HMusic History I3
MUSI 302HMusic History II3
Total Hours16

Minimum Required Grade: C-


3rd year

Rule: All courses required

Note: 3rd year requirements MUSI 395 1 credit Fall semester. MUSI 420 or MUSI 470 for a total of 3 credits.

MUSI 225Jazz Theory & Improvisation I2
MUSI 226Jazz Theory & Improvisation II2
MUSI 395Applied Study III (one credit Fall semester)1
MUSI 420Jazz Pedagogy3
or MUSI 470 Jazz Arranging & Composition
Total Hours8

Minimum Required Grade: C-


4th year

Rule: All courses required

Note: 4th year requirements: MUSI 420 or MUSI 470 for a total of 3 credits. MUSI 499 2 credits. 

All students majoring in music are required to attend in a minimum of 100 approved recitals/concerts prior to graduation. During the 4th year in an undergraduate degree program and upon completion of this requirement, students should register for MUSI 388, 0 cr.

MUSI 388Concert Attendance UM0
MUSI 420Jazz Pedagogy3
or MUSI 470 Jazz Arranging & Composition
MUSI 491Special / Experimental Courses1-9
MUSI 499Senior Recital/Capstone Pjt2
Total Hours6-14

Minimum Required Grade: C-


BA Requirement Liberal Studies

Rule: All courses required

GH 151LIntroduction to Western Humanities Antiquity3
GH 152LIntroduction to the Humanities Medieval to Modern3
Total Hours6

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Lower Division Writing Expectation

Rule: All courses required

MUSI 302HMusic History II3
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Ensemble Requirements 1st and 2nd year

Rule: one course each semester

Note: All majors seeking an undergraduate degree in music and who are registered for 5 or more credits must participate in an ensemble specified by their degree curriculum each semester of residence of the regular school year. (See specific curricula for maximum ensemble credits applicable toward minimum degree requirements.)

Majors whose principal performance area is wind/percussion must register for:

Select one of the following sections:1
Section 1, Symphonic Wind Ensemble:
Band: UM Concert Band
Section 2, University Concert Band:
Band: UM Concert Band
Section 1, University Orchestra, if designated by the Director, every semester:
Orchestra: UMSO
Total Hours1

String majors must register for:

  • MUSI 108A  section 1, University Orchestra, every semester.

Ensemble requirements for piano and organ are listed separately for each curriculum.

MUSI 108AOrchestra: UMSO1
MUSI 114ABand: UM Concert Band1
MUSI 162AChamber Ensembles I (guitar principals only)1
MUSI 191Special / Experimental Courses (piano principals only)1-9
Total Hours4-12

Minimum Required Grade: C-


3rd and 4th year Ensemble Requirements

Rule: one course each semester

Note: Ensembles required 1 credit each semester for a year total of 2 credits. All majors seeking an undergraduate degree in music and who are registered for 5 or more credits must participate in an ensemble specified by their degree curriculum each semester of residence of the regular school year. (See specific curricula for maximum ensemble credits applicable toward minimum degree requirements.)

Majors whose principal performance area is wind/percussion must register for:

Select one of the following sections:1
Section 1, Symphonic Wind Ensemble:
Band III: UM Concert Band
Section 2, University Concert Band:
Band III: UM Concert Band
Section 1, University Orchestra, if designated by the Director, every semester:
Orchestras II: UM
Total Hours1

String majors must register for:

  • MUSI 308  section 1, University Orchestra, every semester

Ensemble requirements for piano and organ are listed separately for each curriculum.

MUSI 308Orchestras II: UM1
MUSI 314Band III: UM Concert Band1
MUSI 362Chmbr Ens III: UM1
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Music General Requirement for Writing

Rule: All courses required

Note: Group I: English Writing Skills - WRIT 101

WRIT 101College Writing I3
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Upper Division Writing Expectation

Rule: All courses required

Note: Upper- Division Writing Expectation (MUSI 416, MUSI 417-Jazz Topics Course)

MUSI 416Topics in Music History3
MUSI 417Cultural Studies in Music3
Total Hours6

Minimum Required Grade: C- 


Music Requirements for Mathematics

Rule: All courses required

Note: Group II: Mathematics - M Course 100 or above for 3 credits 

Minimum Required Grade: C-

3 Total Credits Required


Music Requirements for Modern & Classical Languages

Rule: Must complete 2 years of a foreign language

Minimum Required Grade: C-

10 Total Credits Required


Music Requirements for Expressive Arts

Rule: All courses required

Note: Group IV: Expressive Arts - A Courses - (min. 3 credits) Ensembles and Sec. Lessons taken each semester satisfies this requirement.

Minimum Required Grade: C-

3 Total Credits Required


Music Requirements for Literary & Artistic Studies

Rule: All courses required

Note: Group V: Literary and Artistic Studies - L Courses -(min. 3 credits) MUSI 130L taken in 1st year satisfies this requirement. 

Minimum Required Grade: C-

3 Total Credits Required


Music Requirements for Historic & Cultural Studies

Rule: All courses required

MUSI 301HMusic History I3
MUSI 302HMusic History II3
Total Hours6

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Music Requirements for Social Sciences

Rule: All courses required

Note: Group VII: Social Sciences (min. of 3 credits)

Minimum Required Grade: C-

3 Total Credits Required


Music Requirements for Ethical and Human Values

Rule: All courses required

Note: Group VIII: Ethical and Human Values (min. of 3 credits)

Minimum Required Grade: C-

3 Total Credits Required


Music Requirements for Indigenous & Global Perspectives

Rule: All courses required

Note: Group X: Indigenous and Global Perspectives - (min. 3 credits)

Minimum Required Grade: C-

3 Total Credits Required


Music Requirements for Natural Sciences

Rule: All courses required

Note: Group XI: Natural Science (for this perspective, 6 credits required and at least one course Must include a lab experience) 

Minimum Required Grade: C-

6 Total Credits Required

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