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The programs of study for Jazz majors are designed to develop skilled performers, composers, and arrangers in preparation for careers in jazz music.
NOTE: Curriculum is subject to change. In case of a discrepancy, the MSM Academic Catalog is the authoritative source of requirements. View the Academic Catalog here.
Total Curriculum Credits: 130
*Jazz piano majors enroll for JC2161-2162, Jazz Piano Perspectives, in their first year.
**The ensemble requirement consists of participation in large and small ensembles every semester as assigned by the Jazz Department. In large ensembles, Saxophone majors may be assigned to play a saxophone other than their principal instrument.
Students working towards this degree are required to attend five Setting the Stage professional development workshops before graduation.
Total Curriculum Credits: 60
Total Curriculum Credits: 58
*Students may substitute Advanced Studio Composition and Scoring JC1911-1912 for this requirement.
Please note: Composition students may be assigned to ensembles as required by the Jazz Department.
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