Oct 13, 2019  
2008-2009 University Catalogue 
    
2008-2009 University Catalogue [Archived Catalogue]

Jazz Studies: Composition - Bachelor of Music


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Program Total Credits: 126

Students enrolled as majors in Composition take private lessons with our faculty who work professionally in contemporary classical, jazz, and commercial (radio, TV, film, industrial) and pop idioms. Monthly workshops featuring guest composers representing a variety of musical genres present students with an inside look at their creative processes and techniques. Additional courses include Jazz Ear Training, Jazz Theory, MIDI and Music Technology, Arranging, Orchestration, Music History, Business of Music, and ensembles. Student compositions are read or performed by our ensembles, and frequent performances of students’ music highlight the school’s concert schedule. Composition students can also elect an option to take additional study on an instrument or voice. The University’s creative environment encourages collaborations with film, animation, dance, theater, and multimedia students.

Freshman Year Credits: 30


Fall Credits: 15


Spring Credits: 15


Sophomore Year Credits: 34


Fall Credits: 16


  • MUPF 8XX - Ensemble Credits: 1 cr

Select one course from the following two:


Spring Credits: 17


  • MUPF 8XX - Ensemble Credits: 1 cr

Select one course from the following two:


Junior Year Credits: 31


Fall Credits: 16


  • MUPF 8XX - Ensemble Credits: 1 cr
  • Liberal Arts Credits: 3 cr
  • Electives Credits: 6 cr

Spring Credits: 15


  • MUPF 8XX - Ensemble Credits: 1 cr
  • MUCP XXX - Composition Elective Credits: 3 cr
  • Liberal Arts Credits: 6 cr

Senior Year Credits: 31


Senior Recital may be completed in either term.

Fall Credits: 15


  • MUPF 8XX - Ensemble Credits: 1 cr
  • Liberal Arts Credits: 6 cr

Select one course from the following two:


All undergraduate music students must take either Business of Music (MUSC 481) or Careers in Music (MUSC 482). Students who take both may apply one toward elective credits. This requirement may be completed in either semester.

Spring Credits: 16


  • MUPF 8XX - Ensemble Credits: 1 cr
  • Electives Credits: 3 cr 
  • Liberal Arts Credits: 6 cr

Liberal Arts Distribution


Note all Liberal Arts courses are 3.0 credits.

  • Liberal Arts Elective Credits: 15 cr

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All composition majors are required to successfully complete one year of Chorus, which may be taken as ensemble or elective credits.

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