College of Fine Arts and Communication


Department of Music

Jazz/Commercial Performance

Degree Requirements

Jazz/Commercial Performance Concentration Requirements (82 units)

 

MUSA xxx

Private lessons (16)

Saxophone majors—8 units jazz/commercial saxophone and 8 units in at least one woodwind double; bass majors—8 units acoustic, 8 units electric; guitar majors—8 units jazz/commercial guitar, 8 units classical or other fretted instruments; percussion majors—8 units drum set, 8 units mallets, timpani, multiple percussion; other instruments—8 units of jazz/commercial in primary instrument, 8 units of 100- and

200-level classical lessons in primary instrument; voice majors—8 units in jazz/commercial voice, 8 units in 100- and 200-level voice lessons

MUSA xxx Ensembles—8 terms among a minimum of three jazz ensembles; 6 terms of other
ensembles (14)
MUSA xxx Ensembles for Guitar Students—8 terms among a minimum of three jazz ensembles;
6 terms in other ensembles (of the above ensembles, guitar students are required to
take 8 terms of Guitar Ensembles: 4 terms of MUSA 275/283 and 4 terms of MUSA
475/483)
MUSA 190 Piano Class I (1)
MUSA 191 Piano Class II (1)

MUSA 290

Piano Class III (1)
MUSA 399 Junior Recital (1)
MUSA 499 Senior Recital (1)
MUSC 131 Theory I (2)
MUSC 132 Theory II (2)
MUSC 133 Musicianship I (2)
MUSC 134 Musicianship II (2)
MUSC 201 Music in the U.S.; Analytic Emphasis (3)
MUSC 231 Theory III (2)
MUSC 232 Theory IV (2)
MUSC 233 Musicianship III (2)
MUSC 234 Musicianship IV (2)
MUSC 301 Western Music to 1750 (3)
MUSC 302 Western Music from 1750–1914 (3)
MUSC 305 Survey of the Music Industry (3)
MUSC 320 Jazz Theory and Improvisation I (3)
MUSC 322 Jazz Theory and Improvisation II (3)
MUSC 329 Instrumental Conducting (3)
MUSC 426 Jazz History (3)
MUSC 427 Jazz Arranging (3)
MUSC 443 Instrumental Pedagogy (1)
MUSC xxx

Upper-division MUSC elective (3)

MUSC 493 Independent Research in Music may be taken for a maximum of 3 elective units only by successful petition to the department chairperson.

 

 

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