Master of Music in Jazz Studies

Charlie Young, III, M.M.Coordinator - Instrumental Jazz Studies
Connaitre Miller, M.M.Coordinator - Vocal Jazz Studies

Jazz Faculty: Jessica Boykin-Settles, Cyrus Chestnut, Christie Dashiell, Kehembe Eichelberger, Fred Irby III, Saïs Kamalidiin, Gerry Kunkel, Steve Novosel, Guericke C. Royal, Harold Summey, Jr.


Degree Requirements

The Master of Music in Jazz Studies degree is offered with an instrument (including jazz piano) or jazz voice minor. Candidates must complete a minimum of 32 credits,
     • 16 of which must be in the major concentration Jazz Studies, including improvisation, arranging and ensemble;
     • 9 credits of supportive music courses;
     • 5 credits of electives; and
     • 1 credit each for the Graduate Expository Writing Examination and the Oral Comprehensive Examination.

Students in this program may arrange a concentration in either Jazz Performance or Jazz Arranging and Composition.

A satisfactory Qualifying Recital is required at the end of the first year of study in order to remain in the program. Candidates for graduation must present a Graduate Recital of works approved by their advisor.


Curricular Tables

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Master of Music in Jazz Studies
INSTRUMENT

32 Credit Hours
Effective 2020-08-15
v2021-04-17

  Credits
Major Area         

   MUSC-361 Jazz History (Grad) (fall semester) or
      MUSI-210 Jazz History (Grad) (spring semester)
   MUSH-392 Improvisation (Grad)
   MUSI-383 Jazz Arranging I (Grad)
   MUTI-311 Jazz Ensemble A I (Grad)
   MU** *** Grad Instrument Minor I
   MU** *** Grad Instrument Minor II

   Total Major Area Courses


3
3
3
1
3
3

16

Supportive Courses in Music  

   MUSC-300 Graduate Seminar
   MUSH-250 Pedagogy of Improvisation
   MUSI-376 Music Technology I (Grad)

   Total Supportive Courses in Music

3
3
3

9

Electives  

At least five (5) credit hours from the following:

   MUSI-232 Intro to Entertainment Law (Grad )
   MUTX-311 Jazz Piano I (Grad )
   MUSI-377 Music Technology II (Grad)
   MUTI-312 Jazz Ensemble A II (Grad)
   MUTI-313 Jazz Ensemble A III (Grad)
   MUTI-314 Jazz Ensemble A IV (Grad)
   MUSI-384 Jazz Arranging II (Grad)
   MUSI-260 Independent Study (Grad)
   MUTI-211 Jazztet I (Grad)

   Total Electives


3
3
3
1
1
1
3
3
1

5

Additional Requirements  

   MUSC-311 Graduate Expository Writing Examination
   MUSC-312 Oral Comprehensive Examination
   MUTO-311 Graduate Qualifying Recital
   MUTO-312 Graduate Recital

   Total Additional Requirements

1
1
0
0

2


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Master of Music in Jazz Studies
VOICE

32 Credit Hours
Effective 2020-08-15
v2020-10-20

  Credits
Major Area         

   MUSC-361 Jazz History (Grad) (fall semester) or
      MUSI-210 Jazz History (Grad) (spring semester)
   MUSH-392 Improvisation (Grad)
   MUSI-434 Vocal Arranging (Grad)
   MUTW-311 Voice for Jazz Studies I (Grad)
   MUTW-312 Voice for Jazz Studies II (Grad)
   MUTV-311 Jazz Vocal Workshop I (Grad)

   Total Major Area Courses

3
3
3
3
3
1

16

Supportive Courses in Music  

   MUSC-300 Graduate Seminar
   MUSI-250 Pedagogy of Improvisation
   MUSI-376 Music Technology I (Grad)

   Total Supportive Courses in Music

3
3
3

9

Electives  

At least five (5) credits of the following:

   MUSI-232 Intro to Entertainment Law (Grad)
   MUSI-260 Independent Study (Grad)
   MUTX-311 Jazz Piano (Grad)
   MUTW-321 Voice for Jazz Studies III (Grad)
   MUTW-322 Voice for Jazz Studies IV (Grad)
   MUTV-312 Jazz Vocal Workshop II (Grad)
   MUTV-321 Jazz Vocal Workshop III (Grad)
   MUTV-322 Jazz Vocal Workshop IV (Grad)
   MUSH-383 Jazz Arranging I (Grad)

   Total Electives

 

3
3
3
3
3
1
1
1
3

5

Additional Requirements  

   MUSC-311 Graduate Expository Writing Examination
   MUSC-312 Oral Comprehensive Examination
   MUTO-311 Graduate Qualifying Recital
   MUTO-312 Graduate Recital

   Total Additional Requirements

1
1
0
0

2


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