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Jazz Studies  (50 units in addition to the required core music classes)

A total of 50 units is required in this option, which prepares students in jazz performance production, composition, recording, and conducting.  Students must successfully complete a BM Junior Recital (MUS 340) and a BM Senior Recital (MUS 440).

There are two tracks in this option: Performance and Arranging/Composition.

Required Courses for Both Tracks  (26 units)

MUS 328

Vocal Jazz Ensemble (1,1,1) or

MUS 424

Jazz Ensemble  (1, 1, 1)

MUS 366

Elements of Jazz Harmony  (3)

MUS 368AB

Jazz Improvisation  (2, 2)

MUS 452

History of Jazz  (4)

MUS 466A

Jazz Arranging: Beginning  (3)

MUS 466B

Jazz Arranging: Advanced  (3)

MUS 468

Jazz Pedagogy  (3)

MUS 483

Analysis of Jazz Styles and Literature  (3)

 

Performance Specialty (12 units)

Select one area of a performance specialty

MUS 315B-415B

Strings  (2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2)

MUS 316B-416B

Woodwinds  (2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2)

MUS 317B-417B

Brass  (2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2)

MUS 318B-418B

Percussion  (2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2)

MUS 335B-435B

Voice  (2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2)

MUS 345B-445B

Piano  (2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2)

 

Track I: Performance  (12 units)

Required Courses  ( 6 units)

MUS 427

Latin Jazz Ensemble (1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1) or

MUS 429

Small Jazz Ensemble (1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1)

Electives (6 units)

Select from upper division music courses with adviser approval.

Track II: Arranging/Composition  (12 units)
Required Courses  ( 9 units)

MUS 427

Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble (1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1) or

MUS 429

Small Jazz Ensemble  (1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1) and

MUS 469

Music Technology III (3)

Electives (3 units)

Select from upper division music courses with adviser approval.