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Music Jazz Studies, BM

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This major is administered by the area of Music  in the School of Performing Arts .

Admitted by audition only. Nonpiano majors must complete MUS 147  or Level 100 in piano. Woodwind majors must demonstrate proficiency on two secondary instruments equivalent to MUS 167 , MUS 169  and/or MUS 171 . All majors must present a junior half recital and a senior recital.

Program Learning Outcomes

The Music Program Learning Outcomes are: 

  1. You will be able to perform at appropriate levels for professional engagement
  2. You will demonstrate the disposition to cultivate a career in music. You will demonstrate an ongoing commitment to your own learning while maintaining high standards of professionalism 
  3. You will be able to analyze, create, and interpret music and use this knowledge to enrich your work as musicians 
  4. You will be able to classify and contextualize repertoire from diverse eras and traditions 
  5. You will be able to employ critical thinking and self-reflection in the thoughtful and strategic planning, instruction, and assessment in music pedagogy. Your teaching will demonstrate a mastery of content knowledge and consider context, standards, essential questions, enduring understandings, and meaningful objectives and assessments

Consists of a minimum of 78 credits.

Applied Piano, 2-4 credits

Conducting, 2 credits

Music literature and history, 9 credits

Music Entrepreneurship, 2 credits

Applied Music, 24 credits

Required Ensemble, 14 credits

Jazz Ensemble, 8 credits

Enroll in MUS 344  or MUS 345  each semester.

Take 4 credits from

Recital, 0 credits

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