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Jazz Studies

Jacobs School Bulletin

2013-2014
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Undergraduate and Graduate Degrees

The Jacobs School of Music offers Bachelor of Music and Master of Music in Jazz Studies degrees. Undergraduates may also choose the Bachelor of Science in Music and an Outside Field (BSoF) with Jazz Emphasis. A minor in Jazz Studies is available to undergraduate and graduate students on other music degrees in the Jacobs School of Music.

Degree Requirements:

Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies

Admission to the degree by audition. All jazz studies majors are required to meet the core curriculum requirements of the music school and the following:

Major Ensemble   

X040 University Instrumental Ensembles: (2 cr.) required every fall semester, spring semester, and second summer session in which student is registered for any course, music or non-music.

Chamber Music Ensemble

F450 Chamber Music (Jazz Combo) (1-1-1-1 cr.).

Performance Study

Minimum of 3 credit hours each semester until senior recital is passed (students who have completed 24 credit hours and the senior recital may reduce credit to 2 credit hours). Entrance audition, freshman jury, upper-division examination, senior recital.

Jazz Major Courses (25-33 credit hours)

E470 Pedagogy of Jazz (2 cr.), M395 Contemporary Jazz and Soul Music (3 cr.),
O316 Jazz Arranging 1 (2 cr.), O317 Jazz Arranging 2 (2 cr.),
O318 Styles and Analysis of Jazz 1 (2 cr.), O319 Styles and Analysis of Jazz 2 (2 cr.),
O321 Jazz Improvisation 1 (3 cr.), O324 Jazz Improvisation 4 (3 cr.).
O325 Rhythm Section Literature and Performance Practice (2-2-2-2 cr.) is required for jazz bass, drum, and piano majors.
O322 Jazz Improvisation 2 (3 cr.) and O323 Jazz Improvisation 3 (3 cr.) are required for jazz majors excluding bass and drum majors.

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Bachelor of Science in Music with an Outside Field (Jazz Studies Emphasis)

Admission to the degree by audition. All jazz studies majors are required to meet the core curriculum requirements of the music school and the following:

Major Ensemble   

X040 University Instrumental Ensembles: (2 cr.) required every fall semester, spring semester, and second summer session in which student is registered for any course, music or non-music.

Chamber Music Ensemble

F450 Chamber Music (Jazz Combo) (1-1-1-1 cr.).

Performance Study

Minimum of 3 credit hours each semester until senior recital is passed (students who have completed 24 credit hours and the senior recital may reduce credit to 2 credit hours). Entrance audition, freshman jury, upper-division examination, senior recital.

Jazz Major Courses (17-23 credit hours)

M395 Contemporary Jazz and Soul Music (3 cr.), O321 Jazz Improvisation 1 (3 cr.), O324 Jazz Improvisation 4 (3 cr.).
O325 Rhythm Section Literature and Performance Practice (2-2-2-2 cr.) is required for jazz bass, drum, and piano majors.
O318 Styles and Analysis of Jazz 1 (2 cr.), O322 Jazz Improvisation 2 (3 cr.) and
O323 Jazz Improvisation 3 (3 cr.) are required for jazz majors excluding bass and drum majors.

Outside Field 27 credit hours, subject to approval of the director of undergraduate studies and the advisor of the outside field department or program.

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Undergraduate Minor in Jazz Studies (15 credit hours)

The minor in jazz studies must include M395 Contemporary Jazz and Soul Music (3 cr.), O321 Jazz Improvisation 1 (3 cr.), and P201 Jazz Piano Class 1 (2 cr.). Students are strongly encouraged to take these courses before the elective courses.

Seven credit hours must be chosen from the following:
E470 Pedagogy of Jazz (2 cr.), F450 Chamber Music [Jazz Combo] (1 cr.),
O316 Jazz Arranging 1 (2 cr.), O317 Jazz Arranging 2 (2 cr.),
O318 Styles and Analysis of Jazz 1 (2 cr.), O319 Styles and Analysis of Jazz 2 (2 cr.),
O322 Jazz Improvisation 2 (3 cr.), O323 Jazz Improvisation 3 (3 cr.),
O324 Jazz Improvisation 4 (3 cr.), and P202 Jazz Piano Class 2 (2 cr.).
Also available for bass, drum, and piano majors: O325 Rhythm Section Literature and Performance Practice (2 cr.).

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Master of Music in Jazz Studies

Prerequisite: Bachelor of Music or its demonstrated equivalent.
Admission to the degree by audition. Proficiency equivalent to the bachelor's degree at Indiana University. All jazz studies majors at the graduate level are required to meet the core curriculum requirements of the music school and the following:

Major Ensemble

X040 University Instrumental Ensembles: (2 cr.) required every fall semester, spring semester, and second summer session in which student is registered for any course, music or non-music.

Jazz Major Courses (18 credit hours)

I711 Master's Recital (0 cr.)
F550 Chamber Music [Jazz Combo](1-1-1 cr.)

M592 Jazz Literature 2: The Bebop Era (3 cr.)
M591 Jazz Literature 1: Pre-Jazz to Bebop (3 cr.) or 
       M593 Jazz Literature 3: Jazz since Bebop (3 cr.)
3 credit hours selected from:
     O521-O522-O523-O524 Jazz Improvisation 1-2-3-4 (3 cr.).

6 credit hours selected from:
E570 Pedagogy of Jazz (2 cr.)
M583 Duke Ellington (3 cr.)
M591 Jazz Literature 1: Pre-Jazz to Bebop (3 cr.)
M593 Jazz Literature 3: Jazz since Bebop (3 cr.)
M584 Research in the History and Analysis of Jazz (3 cr.)
M594 Big Band Jazz (3 cr.)
O512 Jazz Composition (3 cr.)
O517 Jazz Arranging 2 (2 cr.)
O521-522-523-524 Jazz Improvisation 1-2-3-4 (3 cr.)
O525 Rhythm Section Literature and Performance (2 cr.)
O800 Jazz Performance (2 cr.)

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Doctoral Minor in Jazz Studies

The minor in jazz studies must include M592 Jazz Literature 2: The Bebop Era (3 cr.) and 9 credit hours selected from available graduate courses in jazz approved by the jazz department chairperson.