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Jazz and Contemporary Music, BM

Offered in: CHICAGO

The objective of the program is to prepare the student for a career in the professional and academic arenas of jazz and related fields.

Requirements

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.

Required Courses (non-keyboard instrumentalists)

  Large Jazz Ensemble .....4-8
  Major Instrument .....32
  ACP 101 First-Year Seminar .....3
  ENG 101 Introduction to Composition .....3
  ENG 102 Argument, Analysis, Research .....3
  ENS 236 Jazz Combo .....8
  JAZZ 210 Jazz Theory I .....3
  JAZZ 211 Essentials of Jazz I .....2
  JAZZ 212 Essentials of Jazz II .....2
  JAZZ 215 Jazz Theory II .....3
  JAZZ 230 Improvisation .....2
  JAZZ 243 Jazz Piano Techniques I .....2
  JAZZ 244 Jazz Piano Techniques II .....2
  JAZZ 245 Understanding Drums and Bass .....2
  JAZZ 305 Composition and Arranging I .....3
  JAZZ 306 Composition and Arranging II .....3
  JAZZ 350 Introduction to Music Business .....2
  JAZZ 360 Jazz Pedagogy .....2
  MUHL 251 History of Western Music I .....3
  MUHL 252 History of Western Music II .....3
  MUHL 253 History of Western Music III .....3
  MUHL 254 Music of America .....3
  MUSC 121ABC Musicianship I .....5
  MUSC 122ABC Musicianship II .....5
  MUSC 221ABC Musicianship III .....3
  MUSC 222ABC Musicianship IV .....3
  PERF 099 Performance Attendance (six semesters required) .....
Elective (non-music) courses
  .....9
Elective (non-music) courses in African/African-American Studies or U.S. History
  .....6

Required Courses (pianists)

  Large Jazz Ensemble .....8
  Major Instrument .....32
  ACP 101 First-Year Seminar .....3
  ENG 101 Introduction to Composition .....3
  ENG 102 Argument, Analysis, Research .....3
  ENS 236 Jazz Combo .....8
  JAZZ 210 Jazz Theory I .....3
  JAZZ 211 Essentials of Jazz I .....2
  JAZZ 212 Essentials of Jazz II .....2
  JAZZ 215 Jazz Theory II .....3
  JAZZ 230 Improvisation .....2
  JAZZ 245 Understanding Drums and Bass .....2
  JAZZ 305 Composition and Arranging I .....3
  JAZZ 306 Composition and Arranging II .....3
  JAZZ 350 Introduction to Music Business .....2
  JAZZ 360 Jazz Pedagogy .....2
  MUHL 251 History of Western Music I .....3
  MUHL 252 History of Western Music II .....3
  MUHL 253 History of Western Music III .....3
  MUHL 254 Music of America .....3
  MUSC 121AB Musicianship I .....3
  MUSC 122AB Musicianship II .....3
  MUSC 222ABC Musicianship III .....3
  MUSC 222ABC Musicianship IV .....3
  PERF 099 Performance Attendance (six semesters required) .....
Elective (non-music) courses
  .....9
Elective (non-music) courses in African/African-American Studies or U.S. History
  .....6

Required Courses (vocalists)

  Voice .....32
  ACP 101 First-Year Seminar .....3
  ENG 101 Introduction to Composition .....3
  ENG 102 Argument, Analysis, Research .....3
  ENS 236 Jazz Combo .....4
  ENS 237 Vocal Jazz Ensemble .....8
  JAZZ 210 Jazz Theory I .....3
  JAZZ 211 Essentials of Jazz I .....2
  JAZZ 212 Essentials of Jazz II .....2
  JAZZ 215 Jazz Theory II .....3
  JAZZ 220 Skills for Jazz Vocalists I .....2
  JAZZ 221 Skills for Jazz Vocalists II .....2
  JAZZ 230 Improvisation .....2
  JAZZ 243 Jazz Piano Techniques I .....2
  JAZZ 244 Jazz Piano Techniques II .....2
  JAZZ 245 Understanding Drums and Bass .....2
  JAZZ 305 Composition and Arranging I .....3
  JAZZ 306 Composition and Arranging II .....3
  JAZZ 350 Introduction to Music Business .....2
  JAZZ 360 Jazz Pedagogy .....2
  MUHL 251 History of Western Music I .....3
  MUHL 252 History of Western Music II .....3
  MUHL 253 History of Western Music III .....3
  MUHL 254 Music of America .....3
  MUSC 121ABC Musicianship I .....5
  MUSC 122ABC Musicianship II .....5
  MUSC 221ABC Musicianship III .....3
  MUSC 222ABC Musicianship IV .....3
  PERF 099 Performance Attendance (six semesters required) .....
Elective (non-music) courses
  .....9
Elective (non-music) courses in African/African-American Studies or U.S. History
  .....6