The Jazz Studies option offers instrumental students a balanced course of study in both performance and academic classes to help them develop their skills as jazz artists and educators. Students in the program have the opportunity to study jazz history, theory, improvisation, pedagogy and composition and arranging, in addition to taking private lessons with both traditional applied faculty and jazz specialists.

Effective Fall 2017

A minimum grade of C is required in all music courses used to satisfy the requirements of the BM in Music, Performance Concentration, Jazz Studies Option.

Freshman
AUCCCredits
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)1A3
MU 117Music Theory I 3
MU 118Music Theory II 3
MU 127Aural Skills I 1
MU 128Aural Skills II 1
MU 131Introduction to Music History and Literature (GT-AH1)3B3
MU 1501Piano Class I 1
Select two semesters from the following: 2
Concert Band  
Symphonic Band  
Symphonic Wind Ensemble  
Select two semesters from the following: 2
Jazz Ensemble  
Jazz Combo  
Applied Jazz Instruction (select two semesters from the following in your major instrument): 2
Applied Jazz Instruction: Piano  
Applied Jazz Instruction: String Bass  
Applied Jazz Instruction: Trombone  
Applied Jazz Instruction: Trumpet  
Applied Jazz Instruction: Percussion  
Applied Jazz Instruction: Saxophone  
Applied Jazz Instruction: Guitar  
Applied Music Instruction – Lower-Division (see list below – select two semesters in your major instrument) 2
Quantitative Reasoning1B3
Electives 3
 Total Credits 29
Sophomore
 
ETST 250/HIST 250African American History (GT-HI1)3D3
MU 154Jazz Piano Class 1
MU 217Music Theory III 3
MU 218Music Theory IV 3
MU 227Aural Skills III 1
MU 228Aural Skills IV 1
MU 225Jazz Theory 2
PSY 100General Psychology (GT-SS3)3C3
Select two semesters from the following: 2
Concert Band  
Symphonic Band  
Symphonic Wind Ensemble  
Select two semesters from the following: 2
Jazz Ensemble  
Jazz Combo  
Applied Jazz Instruction (select two semesters from the following in your major instrument): 2
Applied Jazz Instruction: Piano  
Applied Jazz Instruction: String Bass  
Applied Jazz Instruction: Trombone  
Applied Jazz Instruction: Trumpet  
Applied Jazz Instruction: Percussion  
Applied Jazz Instruction: Saxophone  
Applied Jazz Instruction: Guitar  
Applied Music Instruction – Lower-Division (see list below – select two semesters in your major instrument) 2
Advanced Writing23
Biological and Physical Sciences3A3
 Total Credits 31
Junior
 
MU 317Music Theory V 2
MU 320Jazz Improvisation 1
MU 325Jazz Composition/Arranging 2
MU 334Music History I4A,4B3
MU 335Music History II4A,4B3
MU 471Recital4C1
MU 474Applied Jazz Instruction 4
Select two semesters from the following: 2
Jazz Ensemble  
Jazz Combo  
MU *** Music Electives 6
Arts and Humanities3B3
Elective 3
 Total Credits 30
Senior
 
MU 332History of Jazz 3
MU 415Advanced Jazz Techniques 2
MU 425Jazz Pedagogy 2
MU 471Recital4C1
MU 474Applied Jazz Instruction 4
Select two semesters from the following: 2
Jazz Ensemble  
Jazz Combo  
Biological and Physical Sciences3A4
Diversity and Global Awareness3E3
Electives2 9
 Total Credits 30
 Program Total Credits: 120

Applied Music Instruction - Lower-Division

MU 272AApplied Music Instruction: Euphonium1-2
MU 272BApplied Music Instruction: French Horn1-2
MU 272CApplied Music Instruction: Trombone1-2
MU 272DApplied Music Instruction: Trumpet1-2
MU 272EApplied Music Instruction: Tuba1-2
MU 272GApplied Music Instruction: Harpsichord1-2
MU 272HApplied Music Instruction: Organ1-2
MU 272IApplied Music Instruction: Piano1-2
MU 272JApplied Music Instruction: Percussion1-2
MU 272KApplied Music Instruction: Guitar1-2
MU 272LApplied Music Instruction: Harp1-2
MU 272MApplied Music Instruction: String Bass1-2
MU 272NApplied Music Instruction: Viola1-2
MU 272OApplied Music Instruction: Violin1-2
MU 272PApplied Music Instruction: Violoncello1-2
MU 272QApplied Music Instruction: Voice1-2
MU 272RApplied Music Instruction: Bassoon1-2
MU 272SApplied Music Instruction: Clarinet1-2
MU 272TApplied Music Instruction: Flute1-2
MU 272UApplied Music Instruction: Oboe1-2
MU 272VApplied Music Instruction: Saxophone (Alto)1-2
Freshman
Semester 1CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
MU 117Music Theory IX  3
MU 127Aural Skills IX  1
MU 131Introduction to Music History and Literature (GT-AH1)X 3B3
MU 150Piano Class I   1
Select one from the following:   1
Concert Band    
Symphonic Band    
Symphonic Wind Ensemble    
Select one of the following:   1
Jazz Ensemble    
Jazz Combo    
MU 272* Applied Music Instruction Lower-Division (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)X  1
MU 274* Applied Jazz Instruction (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)X  1
Elective   3
 Total Credits   15
Semester 2CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)X 1A3
MU 118Music Theory IIX  3
MU 128Aural Skills IIX  1
Select one from the following:   1
Concert Band    
Symphonic Band    
Symphonic Wind Ensemble    
Select one of the following:   1
Jazz Ensemble    
Jazz Combo    
MU 272* Applied Music Instruction Lower-Division (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)X  1
MU 274* Applied Jazz Instruction (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)X  1
Quantitative ReasoningX 1B3
MU 150 must be completed by the end of Semester 2.X   
 Total Credits   14
Sophomore
Semester 3CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ETST 250/HIST 250African American History (GT-HI1)  3D3
MU 217Music Theory IIIX  3
MU 225Jazz TheoryX  2
MU 227Aural Skills IIIX  1
Select one from the following:   1
Concert Band    
Symphonic Band    
Symphonic Wind Ensemble    
Select one of the following:   1
Jazz Ensemble    
Jazz Combo    
MU 272* Applied Music Instruction Lower-Division (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)X  1
MU 274* Applied Jazz Instruction (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)X  1
Advanced Writing  23
 Total Credits   16
Semester 4CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
MU 154Jazz Piano Class X 1
MU 218Music Theory IVX  3
MU 228Aural Skills IVX  1
Select one from the following:   1
Concert Band    
Symphonic Band    
Symphonic Wind Ensemble    
Select one of the following:   1
Jazz Ensemble    
Jazz Combo    
MU 272* Applied Music Instruction Lower-Division (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)X  1
MU 274* Applied Jazz Instruction (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)X  1
PSY 100General Psychology (GT-SS3)  3C3
Biological and Physical Sciences  3A3
 Total Credits   15
Junior
Semester 5CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
MU 317Music Theory VX  2
MU 320Jazz Improvisation   1
MU 334Music History IX 4A,4B3
MU 474Applied Jazz InstructionX  2
Select one of the following:   1
Jazz Ensemble    
Jazz Combo    
Arts and Humanities  3B3
Elective   3
 Total Credits   15
Semester 6CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
MU 325Jazz Composition/ArrangingX  2
MU 335Music History IIX 4A,4B3
MU 471Recital X4C1
MU 474Applied Jazz InstructionX  2
Select one of the following:   1
Jazz Ensemble    
Jazz Combo    
Music Electives   6
MU 335 must be completed by the end of Semester 6.X   
 Total Credits   15
Senior
Semester 7CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
MU 332History of JazzX  3
MU 474Applied Jazz InstructionX  2
Select one of the following:   1
Jazz Ensemble    
Jazz Combo    
Diversity and Global Awareness  3E3
Electives   6
 Total Credits   15
Semester 8CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
MU 415Advanced Jazz TechniquesX  2
MU 425Jazz PedagogyX  2
MU 471RecitalX 4C1
MU 474Applied Jazz InstructionX  2
Select one of the following:X  1
Jazz Ensemble    
Jazz Combo    
Biological and Physical SciencesX 3A4
ElectiveX  3
The benchmark courses for the 8th semester are the remaining courses in the entire program of study.X   
 Total Credits   15
 Program Total Credits:   120