Undergraduate Catalog 2013–2014

Music Concentrations

Concentrations are available to music majors in the areas of Music Theory and Jazz Studies. A concentration is a structured plan of elective courses within a student’s major discipline that comprises a minimum of five courses for at least 15 credits. Courses taken to fulfill the concentration may count toward music elective requirements.

Admission to a concentration requires written acceptance by the chair of the department that offers the concentration. Specific admission requirements for individual areas are noted below.

Jazz Studies

Students must have sophomore standing and audition/interview with the Director of Jazz Studies before applying for this concentration.

Jazz Studies concentration requirements
Core: 5 credits

JAZZ 20000  Jazz Theory and Aural Training I 
JAZZ 20100 Jazz Theory and Aural Training II  1 

Course below may be repeated one time for a total of 1 credit
JAZZ 19900  Jazz Repertoire and Pedagogy  0.5

Choose from courses below for a total of 2 credits 

Courses may be repeated

MUEN 11900  Jazz Laboratory  0-0.5
MUEN 12500  Vocal Jazz Ensemble  0-0.5
MUEN 32100  Chamber Music (Jazz combos)  0-0.5

Elective: 10 credits

JAZZ 16100  Survey of Jazz History 2
JAZZ 16600 Jazz Piano I 1
JAZZ 16700  Jazz Piano II 1
JAZZ 17001  Private Performance Study* 1
JAZZ 19900  Jazz Repertoire and Pedagogy 0.5
JAZZ 21000  Jazz Standards and Literature I 2
JAZZ 31000  Jazz Standards and Literature II 2
JAZZ 32300  Jazz Arranging I 2
JAZZ 32500  Jazz Arranging II 2
MUEN 12900  Improvisation Ensemble 0-1
MUEN 12500  Vocal Jazz Ensemble 0-0.5
MUEN 32100  Chamber Music (Jazz combos) 0-0.5

*
Only available with approval of the student’s private teacher, the Director of Jazz Studies, and the Dean’s Office. May be repeated once.


Music Theory

Students must have completed Music Theory II (MUTH 22100 or MUTH 22101) and Advanced Sight-Singing III (MUTH 23300 or MUTH 23301) before applying for this concentration.


Music Theory concentration requirements
Core: 5 credits
MUTH 42100  Topics in Music Theory and Analysis 2
MUTH 44300  Pedagogy of Music Theory 3

Elective: 10 credits
MUTH 36000 Figured Bass and Score Reading 1
MUTH 43100  Sixteenth-Century Counterpoint 2
MUTH 43200  Eighteenth-Century Counterpoint 2
MUTH 43500  Choral Arranging 2
MUTH 43700  Orchestration 2
JAZZ 20000  Jazz Theory and Aural Training I 1
JAZZ 20100  Jazz Theory and Aural Training II 1
MUTH 42900  Advanced Aural Skills 1
MUTH 46400  Introduction to Composition 2
MUMC 14500  Introduction to Electroacoustic Music 2







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