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2018-2019 University Catalogue 
2018-2019 University Catalogue [Archived Catalogue]

MUSC 451 Jazz History

College of Performing Arts

3 credits 45.0 hours
400 level undergraduate course

Study of jazz from its African and European roots through its emergence at the turn of the twentieth century as a unique and distinctive American art form. The various styles of jazz are studied (ragtime, New Orleans Dixieland, Chicago style, swing, be-bop, cool, hard-bop, freeform, third stream), including their effect on the popular music with which jazz has coexisted. The course includes in-depth study of the primary exponents of the various styles. Audio and video materials are used to provide students with a better understanding of jazz and its influences on the music.

Prerequisites COMP*102, COMP*102E, COMP*112, or COMP*112H

Priority enrollment to majors in the School of Music.
This course is not repeatable for credit.
This course can fulfill a discipline history elective, critical studies elective, or free elective requirement.