Jazz Studies Minor

The Jazz Studies minor is for students who already play jazz and want to continue to expand their musical experience.  Through jazz improvisation, theory, and history classes, as well as private lessons and ensembles, students will gain the tools necessary to perform at a high level. A performance audition is required.  This minor is open to all students.

The requirements for a minor in Jazz Studies are 18 hours, which must include:

Course Title Credits
MU 203History of American Jazz3
MU 401Beginning Improvisation1
MU 405Theory and Composition of American Jazz3
MU 207Jazz Combo (2 semesters)2
MU 407Jazz Combo (2 semesters)2
MU 279Jazz Ensemble (2 semesters)2
MU 479Jazz Ensemble (2 semesters)2
Select 3 hours from the following:3
Advanced Improvisation
Jazz Arranging I
Jazz Arranging II
Jazz Pedagogy
Jazz Piano
Total Hours18