Sequence of Events for All Jazz and Improvisational Music Emphasis Candidates

Sophomore Year

Term II or III: Successful completion of respective classical performance qualifying exam or theory/composition degree course requirements through sophomore year

Term III: Meet with chair of jazz and improvisational music to discuss qualifying exam/interview and set exam/interview date in Term I of junior year. Meet with respective applied jazz studio instructor to determine repertoire and practice schedule for the qualifying exam.

Junior Year

Term I (9th or 10th week): Jazz emphasis qualifying exam/interview

Term III: Half recital (before the 7th week of the term).

Senior Year

Term I: Downbeat Student Music Award application

Late Term II or early Term III: Full recital and presentation of media project (before end of 10th week

Recommended Course Sequence

JAZZ EMPHASIS PERFORMANCE CANDIDATES

Sophomore Year

Term I: MUTH 240 Jazz Theory and Aural Training (jazz MUCA prerequisite)

Term II: MUCA 220 Jazz Improvisation I

Term III: MUCA 221 Jazz Improvisation II

Junior Year

Term I: MUCA 230 Jazz Small Group Composition and Arranging

Term II: MUCA 330 Large Jazz Ensemble Composition and Arranging, plus suggested applied private study with Jazz Performance Coordinator for preparation of junior jazz emphasis recital.

Term III: MUCA 530 Advanced Jazz Writing Skills

Senior Year

Term I: MURP 320 Functional Jazz Piano, plus suggested applied private study with Jazz Performance Coordinator for preparation of junior jazz emphasis recital.

Term II: MUHI 455 Jazz History & MUEP 305 Jazz Pedagogy, plus suggested applied private study with Jazz Performance Coordinator for preparation of senior jazz emphasis recital.

Term III: MUEP 120 Basic Audio Recording, plus senior jazz emphasis recital.

 

JAZZ EMPHASIS WRITING SKILLS CANDIDATES

Sophomore Year

Term I: MUTH 240 Jazz Theory and Aural Training (jazz MUCA prerequisite)

Term II: MUCA 220 Jazz Improvisation I

Term III: MUCA 221 Jazz Improvisation II

Junior Year

Term I: MUCA 230 Jazz Small Group Composition and Arranging

Term II: MUCA 330 Large Jazz Ensemble Composition and Arranging

Term III: MUCA 530 Advanced Jazz Writing Skills, plus junior jazz emphasis recital

Senior Year

Term I: MURP 320 Functional Jazz Piano, plus MUCA 530 Advanced Jazz Writing Skills

Term II: MUHI 455 Jazz History & MUEP 305 Jazz Pedagogy, plus MUCA 530 Advanced Jazz Writing Skills

Term III: MUEP 120 Basic Audio Recording, plus MUCA 530 Advanced Jazz Writing Skills and senior jazz emphasis recital.

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