Jazz Studies, Minor

Minors in Music

Music majors completing minors in Music Technology, Composition/Theory, Jazz Studies, or Organ Performance must complete a minimum of 18 hours beyond required courses of the BA-Music (General Emphasis) degree, to include required hours in the minor and any electives beyond major and minor degree requirements. These hours fulfill the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHASS) graduation requirements that 18 hours must be taken in a minor or in courses outside the major discipline.

Specific Requirements for Minor in Jazz Studies

Course Title Credits
Required Core Courses
MUS 120History of Jazz2
MUS 285Cultural History of Popular Music2
MUS 152Jazz Improvisation I2
MUS 252Jazz Improvisation II2
MUS 180Introduction to Composition (Jazz Composition/Arranging - credits 1-1)2
MUS 439Recital: Jazz Studies2
Ensemble Participation
Select 6 credits from the following:6
Vocal Jazz Ensemble
0.5,1
Guitar Ensemble, Jazz
0.5,1
Jazz Ensemble
0.5,1
Total Credits18