Jul 30, 2021  
College Catalog 2019-2020 
College Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Jazz Studies, MM

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Master of Music

The Master of Music (M.M.) degree program is an advanced course of study for musicians who hold the bachelor’s degree and who seek graduate musical training and classroom learning to prepare themselves more fully for careers as professional musicians.

Length of Program

The minimum residency to complete the program is two years. Extensions to the normal residency are only granted for valid reasons and may affect financial aid eligibility.

Credit Requirement

The minimum number of credits required to complete the degree is 54 (56 in Jazz Studies; 72 in Collaborative Piano; 62 in Historical Performance). The distribution of those credits by major appears in each program.

Performance Requirement

A graduation recital is required of all Voice and instrumental majors. In place of a recital, Composition and Conducting majors must demonstrate artistic accomplishment equivalent to that required for the recital. That equivalency will be determined by the respective departmental faculties.

Qualifying Requirements

  1. Jazz Theory
  2. Ear Training I, II
  3. Jazz Piano (for non-piano majors)
  4. Jazz History

First Year

Major Studies

  • Instrument 12 credits
  • Annual Jury 0 credit

Departmental Requirements

Total Credits 1st Year: 28

Second Year

Major Studies

  • Instrument 12 credits
  • Graduation Jury 0 credit
  • Recital 2 credits

Departmental Requirements

Graduate Courses

  • Graduate Electives (GRMUS 600) 6 credits

Total Credits 2nd Year: 27


Special Notes:

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

*Creative Ideas (JZMUS 500). Graduate students are required to attend this course for 3 semesters for a total of 3 credits.

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