Master of Music in Jazz Studies
Recommended Course of Study:
Applied Lessons – At least nine credits of 6000-level lessons are needed (see the catalog for specific course numbers).
Lessons are taken for a minimum of 3 semesters and additional semesters are frequently taken. Please note, however, that a maximum of 12 credits may be applied toward the degree. Lessons are required in the recital semester.
Jazz Theory Sequence – MUS 4109G and MUS 4110G
Jazz Improvisation Sequence – MUS 4705G and MUS 4706G (2 credits each)
Seminar in Jazz History – MUS 6300
Graduate Recital – MUS 6990
The recital must contain at least 60 minutes of performed music. The program is to be selected with the approval of the major professor. It is the responsibility of the student to secure any and all additional musicians needed.
4000G- or 6000-level courses (Any of these courses which are offered fulfills this requirement. You can find a list of the Music Courses offered in the course catalog.)
Directed Independent Study – MUS 6001, and MUS 6002 (1-3 credits)
A directed Independent Study (DIS) is a one-on-one class dedicated to a specific topic agreed on by the student and the professor. No more than 9 hours of DIS can be counted toward the degree.
Ensembles (1 credit each)
Please note: No more than 3 credits of ensemble can count towards the degree.
University Jazz Band (MUS 4902G) is frequently taken; Combo (MUS 4001G) may be taken for additional credit (please consult with your advisor). Other possibilities include the following ensembles: Privateer Chorus (MUS 4904G), University Chorale (MUS 4905G), Chamber Ensemble (MUS 4901G), Wind Ensemble (MUS 4908G), and University Orchestra (MUS 4910G).
Graduate Colloquium – MUS 6900 (0 credit)
Enrollment in Graduate Colloquium is required each semester for all full- and part-time graduate students.
**33 credits are needed for graduation. Classes are 3 credits each unless otherwise noted. Some flexibility within this recommended curriculum is possible. Please check with the major advisor and graduate coordinator. All courses are selected with the approval of the major advisor.