The objective of the program is to prepare the student for a career in the professional and academic arenas of jazz and related fields.
These programs require 124 semester hours (120 for pianists; 128 for vocalists). Bass, guitar, drumset, piano, saxophone, trumpet, trombone or voice may be used as the major applied subject. At the completion of the student’s second year he/she must receive a minimum grade of B- in Applied Music 274 in the major area to be admitted to the upper division. In the upper division, the candidate must not receive a grade lower than B- for each course in the major applied area. A grade lower than C- in any jazz studies course will be considered a failing grade.