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2013-2014 University Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Jazz Studies: Instrumental Performance, Bachelor of Music


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Contacts

Marc Dicciani \ mdicciani@uarts.edu \ 215.717.6340
Program Director

Description

The Jazz Studies instrumental curriculum provides a direct and pragmatic education for students interested in establishing a career as a performer or arranger in jazz and/or contemporary music. Students receive weekly, one-hour private lessons in their major area with renowned artist teachers. Performance opportunities are plentiful in the School’s award-winning jazz, ethnic, and popular ensembles. Special courses include Jazz Improvisation, Jazz Theory, Jazz Ear-Training, Basic Piano, Jazz Piano, Jazz Arranging, History of Jazz, Business of Music, MIDI Synthesis, Music Technology, Recording Engineering, Transcription and Analysis, Acoustics, Orchestration, World Music, 20th Century Music, Advanced Rhythmic Theory, and Advanced Improvisation.

Areas of Concentration:  Clarinet, Saxophone, Woodwinds, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Guitar, Electric and/or Upright Bass, Violin, Cello, Percussion, Drums, Hand Drums, Vibes, Piano, Flute

Woodwind majors may elect to enroll in a woodwind specialist program that includes the study of various woodwind instruments.

Program Objectives

Students graduating with a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies 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.

In addition, students graduating with a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies in Instrumental Performance will:

  • demonstrate strong technique and artistry through the study of varied repertoire and technique exercises;
  • demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of contemporary and traditional music theory;
  • demonstrate knowledge of fundamental aural skills through singing, sight-reading, dictation and solo transcription;
  • demonstrate an understanding of jazz forms, improvisational concepts, and how to apply them to a broad range of musical styles;
  • demonstrate the ability to collaborate artistically with other performers, both vocal and instrumental, as a performer, arranger, creator and leader;
  • demonstrate the ability to compose, orchestrate and create musical arrangements;
  • demonstrate knowledge of current technological applications to assist in the creation of one’s art.

Program Requirements (126 credits)

University Common Curriculum (4.5 Credits)


Additional information available on the University Common Curriculum  page.

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 PIPT)
  • Select 1 course from subject LAPI, level 900 (Select 1 course from subject PITC)

Scientific Inquiry Foundation Track (3 credits)


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

Liberal Arts Electives (15 credits)


  • Select courses from subjects: LAAH, LALL, LAPR, LASM, or LASS
  • Select courses from subjects:
    • AHST (Art History), HIST (History)
    • ARAB (Arabic), FRCH (French), ITAL (Italian), LITT (Literature)
    • PHIL (Philosophy), RELI (Religion)
    • MATH (Math), SCIE (Science)
    • ANTH (Anthropology), PHIL (Philosophy), PSYC (Psychology), SOCI (Sociology)
    • STCU (Cultural Studies), STDA (Dance Studies), STGS (Gender & Sexuality Studies),
      STMU (Music Studies), STPF (Performance Studies)
       
  • Select courses from  : Art History or LA Elective.

Electives (15 credits)


  • Complete 15 credits of free electives. This requirement is satisfied by any undergraduate course that isn’t required by the program.