The Thompson Jazz Studies Program offers an 18-credit certificate in jazz studies for undergraduate music majors. Coursework emphasizes genre-specific theory, history, arranging, and pedagogy, along with practical studies in jazz piano, jazz improvisation, and combo/big band performance.
The jazz studies certificate program consists of a comprehensive 18-credit-hour curriculum integrating academic studies and jazz performance. Courses emphasize knowledge of jazz theory, history, arranging and pedagogical principles, along with skills in jazz piano, improvisation and combo/ensemble performance.
Required Courses and Credits
|MUSC 3061||Jazz Improvisation I||2|
|MUSC 3081||Jazz Theory and Aural Foundations 1||3|
|PMUS 1515||Jazz Piano Class||2|
|MUSC 4031||Jazz Arranging 1||2|
|MUSC 3642||History of Jazz 1||3|
|EMUS 3427||Jazz Ensemble 1||2|
|EMUS 3437||Jazz Combo 1||2|
|One of the following:||2|
|Jazz Techniques for the Music Educator (for BME students)|
|Jazz Improvisation II (for BA or BM students)|
|Total Credit Hours||18|