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Jazz Studies Minor

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College of Liberal Arts
  • Program Type: Undergraduate minor related to major
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2020
  • Required credits in this minor: 28
The jazz studies minor may be selected by B.Mus. music majors and non-majors and offers additional study in jazz to students with a background and interest in jazz style and performance.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Minor Requirements
Recital Hour (0 cr)
MU 100 must be taken concurrently each semester with applied instruction in principal instrument.
Take 4 or more course(s) from the following:
· MU 100 - Recital Hour (0.0 cr)
Applied Instruction (4 cr)
Principal instrument
1 credit of a principal instrument each semester
Take 4 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MU 1xxx
Jazz Minor Courses (19 cr)
MU 1005 - Jazz Studies [LE CAT, LECD C, FINE ARTS, CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
MU 1111 - Tonal Harmony I (3.0 cr)
MU 1112 - Ear-Training and Sight-Singing I (1.0 cr)
MU 1121 - Tonal Harmony II [LOGIC & QR] (3.0 cr)
MU 1122 - Ear-Training II (1.0 cr)
MU 2802 - Jazz Improvisation I (2.0 cr)
MU 2803 - Jazz Improvisation II (2.0 cr)
MU 4803 - Jazz Pedagogy (2.0 cr)
MU 4807 - Music Industry (2.0 cr)
Ensembles (2 cr)
Take 2 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MU 1505 - Jazz Ensemble [LE CAT, LECD C, FINE ARTS] (1.0 cr)
· MU 1541 - Chamber Music (1.0 cr)
· MU 4505 - Jazz Ensemble (1.0 cr)
· MU 4541 - Chamber Music (1.0 cr)
Music Electives (3 cr)
Take 1 or more course(s) from the following:
· MU 2001 - Ethnic and Folk Music of the World [LE CAT, FINE ARTS] (3.0 cr)
· MU 2003 - Survey of American Music [LE CAT, FINE ARTS, CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
· MU 2005 - African Roots of American Music [LE CAT, LECD C] (3.0 cr)
· MU 3202 - Music History II (3.0 cr)
 
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MU 100 - Recital Hour
Credits: 0.0 [max 0.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Attendance at scheduled musical events. prereq: Concurrent registration in applied instruction
MU 1005 - Jazz Studies (LE CAT, LECD C, FINE ARTS, CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Evolution of jazz: social problems in America that fostered its origin and continue to shape its development.
MU 1111 - Tonal Harmony I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Rudimentary study of triadic harmony from the 17th and 18th centuries. Exploration of methods of composition and analysis, harmonic functions and non-harmonic tones. prereq: Music major or music minor; credit will not be granted if already received for Mu 1010 or Th 1114
MU 1112 - Ear-Training and Sight-Singing I
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to ear-training and sight-singing of tonal music. prereq: Music major or music minor; credit will not be granted if already received for Mu 1112 or Th 1114
MU 1121 - Tonal Harmony II (LOGIC & QR)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Continued study of Common Practice harmony with an introduction to species counterpoint and four-part writing. A focus on progressions and the development of phrase structures. prereq: 1111
MU 1122 - Ear-Training II
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Continued study of ear-training and sight-singing of tonal music. prereq: 1112
MU 2802 - Jazz Improvisation I
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Beginning techniques and concepts. prereq: 2110
MU 2803 - Jazz Improvisation II
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Study and development of improvisational facility as used in the jazz idiom. prereq: 2101, 2802 or instructor consent
MU 4803 - Jazz Pedagogy
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Techniques and materials necessary to organize and develop a jazz band in junior and senior high school. prereq: Mu [2121, 2122]
MU 4807 - Music Industry
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Study of developing commercial applications and trends in the music industry, including basic concepts of business and marketing. prereq: instructor consent
MU 1505 - Jazz Ensemble (LE CAT, LECD C, FINE ARTS)
Credits: 1.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Study and performance of large jazz ensemble literature. prereq: Instructor determines placement
MU 1541 - Chamber Music
Credits: 1.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Study and performance of chamber music literature, classical and/or jazz. prereq: Instructor determines placement
MU 4505 - Jazz Ensemble
Credits: 1.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Study and performance of large jazz ensemble literature. prereq: Instructor determines placement
MU 4541 - Chamber Music
Credits: 1.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Study and performance of chamber music literature, classical and/or jazz. prereq: instructor consent
MU 2001 - Ethnic and Folk Music of the World (LE CAT, FINE ARTS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introductory course to the music of the world. This class will introduce you to a diverse musical repertoire and non-traditional approaches to music. We will study the music of a variety of cultures and societies as an expression of meaningful human interaction.
MU 2003 - Survey of American Music (LE CAT, FINE ARTS, CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Examines the history and evolution of musical cultures in the United States. Music, as well as other artistic traditions and social customs, of Native Americans, African Americans, European Americans, and Mexican Americans will be studied throughout the course.
MU 2005 - African Roots of American Music (LE CAT, LECD C)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
This course defines and examines the musical and cultural significance of West Africa and its indelible impression on Western music and culture (particularly in America). Music and culture is traced from West Africa, through South America and Latin America, and on to North America. Class material ranges from historical West African tradition through today?s American popular music.
MU 3202 - Music History II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Survey of Romantic, Modern and Contemporary eras of music, emphasizing the increasingly non-Western influences and cross-cultural connections on the development of European artistic values into a global aesthetic. prereq: 3201 or instructor consent