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Music Performance - Jazz Studies (Percussion, Saxophone, String Bass, Trumpet, Trombone, Guitar, and Keyboard)

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Music Performance - Jazz Studies (Percussion, Saxophone, String Bass, Trumpet, Trombone, Guitar, and Keyboard) (120 Credits)

To be admitted as a major pursuing any degree in music, students must meet the following criteria:

Completion of 24 credits; cumulative GPA of 2.0; completion of 10 credits with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 and a grade of C or better in those courses selected: MUS 151, 181, 182, 251, 252, 253, 254, and up to four credits of applied study; approval of the appropriate applied study area coordinator; [approval requires two semesters' study as specified by each area: Brass, Woodwind, Strings, Percussion, and Keyboard at 300 level with grade of B- or better, and Voice at 200 level with grade of B- or better]; completion of application available from department. Composition students must achieve a B or better in MUS 251 and 253.

In addition, for students advancing in any of the Bachelor of Music Education degrees, the College of Education requires 2.5 GPA and C or better in each course listed for the major, minor and professional core, plus a 2.5 cumulative GPA.

This option with an emphasis in jazz is available to students whose major instruments are percussion, saxophone, string bass, trumpet, trombone, guitar, or keyboard.

Requirements include: junior and senior qualifying exams; piano proficiency exam; achieve a cumulative 2.5 GPA and a grade of C or better in all music classes; junior and senior recitals. Students are expected to perform in an ensemble on their major instrument during each semester of applied lessons. Additional ensemble requirements are clarified below. Any exceptions must be arranged with the instructor of the applied lessons. Ensemble requirements: 8 credits required from MUS 434, 435 (guitar ensemble only), 436, 437, 438, 441 on the student’s major instrument (including a minimum of 2 credits in MUS 438). An additional 2 credits of MUS 440 are required. With permission from the applied instructor, up to 3 credits of MUS 440 may be substituted for Ensemble requirements but will not also count toward the MUS 440 requirement.

Only 9 credits of MUS courses can be used to fulfill UCORE requirements.
First Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS 14
ENGLISH 101 [WRTG]3
Equity and Justice [EQJS]3
MUS 25123
MUS 25221
MUS Ensemble31
Second TermCredits
Applied MUS 14
HISTORY 105 [ROOT]3
MUS 1641
MUS 18140-1
MUS 25353
MUS 25451
MUS Ensemble 31
Quantitative Reasoning [QUAN]3
Second Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS 14
Communication [COMM] or Written Communication [WRTG]3
MUS 18240-1
MUS 2572,62
MUS 35123
MUS 35221
MUS Ensemble 31
Social Sciences [SSCI]3
Second TermCredits
Applied MUS 14
MUS 28140-1
MUS 35353
MUS 35451
MUS 359 [HUM] [M]53
MUS Ensemble31
Non-MUS Electives73
Complete Writing Portfolio
Pass Piano Proficiency
Third Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS 14
Biological Sciences [BSCI] with lab84
MUS 25822
MUS 360 [M]23
MUS 4572,62
MUS Ensemble31
Junior Qualifying Exam
Second TermCredits
Applied MUS14
MUS 3192
MUS 4585,62
MUS 461 [CAPS]53
MUS Ensemble31
Physical Sciences [PSCI] with lab84
Junior Recital
Fourth Year
First TermCredits
Applied MUS14
Diversity [DIVR] (Non-MUS) 3
MUS 3623
MUS 44031
MUS 482 21
MUS Ensemble31
Foreign Language, if needed0-4
Senior Qualifying Exam
Second TermCredits
Applied MUS14
MUS 4401
MUS Electives3
MUS Ensemble31
Foreign Language, if needed, or Non-MUS Electives73-4
Senior Full Recital

Footnotes
1Applied MUS courses (32 credits required with a minimum of 4 credits at the 400-level): MUS 202, 205, 209, 213, 218, 220, 302, 305, 309, 313, 318, 320, 402, 405, 409, 413, 418, and 420.
2Fall only.
3Music Ensembles: 8 credits required from MUS 434, 435 (guitar ensemble only), 436, 437, 438, 441 on the student’s major instrument (including a minimum of 2 credits in MUS 438). An additional 2 credits of MUS 440 are required. With permission from the applied instructor, up to 3 credits of MUS 440 may be substituted for Ensemble requirements but will not also count toward the MUS 440 requirement. 3 credits taken from ensemble courses designated as ARTS fulfill the [ARTS] UCORE requirement.
4Class piano credits not required in degree.
5Spring only.
6Course taught alternate years.
7Students must complete a minimum of 6 credits of electives outside of MUS and UCORE requirements. Please consult with advisor for elective selection.
8To meet University and College of Arts and Sciences requirements, students must take a [BSCI] course with lab and [PSCI] course with lab.

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