Major in Jazz Studies

Following is one suggested four-year degree plan. Students are encouraged to see their adviser each semester for help with program decisions and enrollment.

BM with a Major in Jazz Studies (Arranging Emphasis)-PDF

FRESHMAN YEAR

FALL HOURS

ENGL 1310, College Writing IA 3

MUJS 1360, Jazz Fundamentals 2

MUJS 1361, Jazz Aural Fundamentals 1

MUJS 1470, Introduction to Jazz Recordings 3

MUTH 1380, Aural Skills I 2

MUTH 1480, Theory I 2

MUAC, Applied Concentration (1000 level)1 2

MUAG, Applied General, Secondary (1000 level)16 1

MULB, Music Laboratory (1000 level)3 1

Total 17

SOPHOMORE YEAR

FALL HOURS

MUJS 2360, Jazz Improvisation 2

MUTH 2380, Aural Skills III 1

MUTH 2480, Theory III 2

PHYS 1251, Science and Technology of Musical SoundC 3

PHYS 1271, Science and Technology of Musical Sound LabC 1

MUAC, Applied Concentration (1000 level)1 2

MUAG, Applied General, Secondary (1000 level)16 1

MULB, Music Laboratory (1000 level)31 1

HumanitiesH 3

WellnessF 3

Total 19

JUNIOR YEAR

FALL HOURS

MATH 1100, College AlgebraB 3

MUJS 3610, Jazz Arranging 3

MUTH 3410, Sixteenth-Century Counterpoint 3

PSCI 1040, American GovernmentE 3

MUAC, Applied Concentration (3000 level)1 2

MULB, Music Laboratory (1000 level)31 1

Elective32 3

Total 18

SENIOR YEAR

FALL HOURS

HIST 2610, United States History to 1865D 3

MUCP 4340, Senior Theory (Composition) 3

MUJS 4610, Advanced Jazz Arranging 3

MUMH 3510, Music History and Literature Since 1750 3

MULB, Music Laboratory (1000 level)31 1

Social and Behavioral SciencesI 3

Elective32 1

Total 17

FRESHMAN YEAR

SPRING HOURS

ENGL 1320, College Writing IIA 3

MUJS 1370, Jazz Fundamentals 2

MUJS 1371, Jazz Keyboard Fundamentals 1

MUMH 1600, Music in Human ImaginationG 3

MUTH 1390, Aural Skills II 2

MUTH 1490, Theory II 2

MUAC, Applied Concentration (1000 level)1 2

MUAG, Applied General, Secondary (1000 level)16 1

MULB, Music Laboratory (1000 level)31 1

Total 17

SOPHOMORE YEAR

SPRING HOURS

MUJS 2370, Jazz Improvisation 2

MUJS 3470, Jazz Lecture Series 1

MUTH 2390, Aural Skills IV 1

MUTH 2490, Theory IV 2

MUAC, Applied Concentration (1000 level)1 2

MUAG, Applied General, Secondary (1000 level)16 1

MULB, Music Laboratory (1000 level)31 1

CommunicationJ 3

Natural SciencesC 4

Total 17

JUNIOR YEAR

SPRING HOURS

MUAG 3800, Fundamentals of Conducting 2

MUJS 3620, Jazz Arranging 3

MUMH 3500, Music History and Literature to 1750 3

PSCI 1050, American GovernmentE 3

MUAC, Applied Concentration (3000 level)1 2

MULB, Music Laboratory (1000 level)31 1

Cross-cultural, Diversity and Global StudiesK 3

Total 17

SENIOR YEAR

SPRING HOURS

HIST 2620, United States History Since 1865D 3

MUJS 3470, Jazz Lecture Series 1

MUJS 4470, History of Jazz 3

MUJS 4620, Advanced Jazz Arranging 3

MUJS 4700, Jazz MIDI Performance Seminar 3

MULB, Music Laboratory (1000 level)31 1

Elective32 3

Total 17

Actual degree plans may vary depending on availability of courses in a given semester. Some courses may require prerequisites not listed in the above plan. See Music notes in supplement booklet for footnotes.

Summary of Degree Requirements:

Major (21 advanced): 41

Minor: Performance (6 advanced): 30

Other Music Requirements (11 advanced): 17

Core: 47

English 6

Mathematics 3

Natural Sciences 8

Visual and Performing Arts (included in Other Music Requirements) 3

Humanities 3

U.S. History 6

Political Science 6

Social and Behavioral Sciences 3

Wellness 3

Communication 3

Cross-cultural, Diversity and Global Studies 3

Free Electives (4 advanced): 7

Note:

42 hours must be advanced; 24 of the 42 must be taken at UNT.

24 of the last 30 hours must be completed at UNT.

See "Bachelor of Music, Degree Requirements."

Students majoring in jazz studies must qualify for admission to the applied concentration program for their instrument. They also must qualify by audition for participation in MULB 1808, 1817, 1818, 1819 or 1820 Jazz Lab.

In all jazz courses, candidates must maintain at least a B average with no grade lower than C. MUJS 1360, 1361, 1370, 1371, 3610, 3620, 4610 and 4620 require at least a grade of B.

To fulfill the laboratory requirements for graduation, instrumental students must complete at least six semesters in any jazz lab and two semesters in MULB other than lab band.

A senior recital is required. For more complete information, see the Jazz Studies Handbook, available from the Jazz Studies Office, Music Building, Room 284.