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College Catalog 2017-2018

Jazz Studies, B.M.


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Bachelor of Music


The Bachelor of Music (B.M.) degree program is the principal undergraduate program in music, and nearly all of the undergraduate musicians are enrolled in it. It requires students to supplement their music studies with a prescribed number of courses in the Liberal Arts Department.

The B.M. degree program normally requires four years to complete. The minimum residency is two years for qualified and approved transfer students (three years for Voice majors). All requirements for the degree must be completed within seven years of a student’s original enrollment in the B.M. program. The curriculum outlines give the required distribution of credits for the B.M. degree.

First Year


Major Studies


  • Instrument 10 credits
  • Annual Jury 0 credit

Specialized Studies


Total Credits 1st Year: 37-41


Second Year


Major Studies


  • Instrument 10 credits
  • Annual Jury 0 credit

Specialized Studies


Liberal Arts


Total Credits 2nd Year: 44-46


Third Year


Major Studies


  • Instrument 10 credits
  • Annual Jury 0 credit

Specialized Studies


Liberal Arts


  • Liberal Arts Electives (LARTS 000-0) 6 credits

Total Credits 3rd Year: 40


Fourth Year


Major Studies


  • Instrument 10 credits
  • Graduation Jury 0 credit
  • Recital 1 credit

Music Departmental Studies


  • Music Elective   3 credits (as advised)

Specialized Studies


Liberal Arts


  • Liberal Arts Electives (LARTS 000-0) 6 credits

Total Credits 4th Year: 33


TOTAL CREDITS 145-149


Special Notes:


* Two years of Jazz Piano required of all non-keyboard majors.

Drummers and Saxophone students are required to take doubles classes (JZMUS R001 , JZMUS R002  ) in addition to major lessons.

**Creative Ideas (JZMUS 500). Undergraduate students are required to attend this course for 7 semesters for a total of 7 credits.

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