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Jazz Studies: Composition, Bachelor of Music


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Contacts

Evan Solot \ esolot@uarts.edu \ 215.717.6337
Program Director

Description

The University of the Arts Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies in Composition Program is designed as a creative launching pad for a career as a composer and arranger. The curriculum provides a foundation in jazz, popular, commercial and contemporary classical genres with a focus on emerging technologies. Instrumental and vocal ensembles perform and record student compositions and arrangements. In addition to composing for the University’s ensembles, there is an emphasis on interdisciplinary collaboration. Students have the opportunity to write for film, animation, theater, dance and multimedia projects.

Learning Objectives

Students graduating with a Bachelor of Music in Composition will:

  • demonstrate outstanding aural musicianship;
  • demonstrate outstanding cognitive musicianship and theoretical knowledge;
  • understand music in its historical and sociological context;
  • express understanding of music in verbal and written form;
  • be musically literate and technically proficient performers and composers;
  • possess knowledge and experience in a diversity of musical styles and cultures;
  • acquire the skills to use and integrate current technology in support of their musicianship;
  • use all of the above as the basis for creative output.

Program Requirements (126 credits)

 

Major Requirements (75 credits)


Discipline History (9 credits)


Liberal Arts Distribution (33 credits)


Humanities Seminar (3 credits)


  • Select 1 course from subject HUMS

Period Interpretation (6 credits)


  • Select 1 course from subject LAPI, level 800
  • Select 1 course from subject LAPI, level 900

Scientific Inquiry Foundation Track (3 credits)


  • Select 1 course from subject LACR, level 200 excluding LACR 210 

Liberal Arts Electives (15 credits)


  • Select courses from subjects: HUMS, LAAH, LALL, LAPR, LASM, or LASS
  • Select courses from  : Art History or LA Elective.

Electives (9 credits)


  • Complete 9 credits of free electives. This requirement is satisfied by any undergraduate course that isn’t required by the program.