Dec 15, 2018  
University Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019 
    
University Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019

Music, Jazz, B.M.


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Curriculum Requirements


The Department of Music offers a strong, diversified undergraduate curriculum leading to the Bachelor of Music degree.  The Jazz Concentration provides academic, applied instrumental and vocal, and ensemble instruction focused on the development of knowledge and skills necessary in jazz instrumental and vocal performance. Targeted instruction is offered in jazz theory, jazz arranging, jazz improvisation, jazz composition and the history of jazz.

Instrumental or vocal audition required by Department of Music for degree program acceptance.

1. 124 Semester Hours:


Complete a minimum of 124 semester hours with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better. The last 30 hours must be completed at NCCU. Students must repeat ‘D’ and ‘F’ grades in major courses.

2. General Education Requirement:


Complete General Education Curriculum  required by the university as detailed on the four-year course of study.

3. Program Requirements:


5. Additional Requirements


Senior recital required with eighth semester of applied instruction (APPL 0XX1).

Program Notes:


Major Ensembles for Jazz Concentration include Jazz Ensemble (instrumentalists) and Vocal Jazz Ensemble (vocalists).

Four- Year Curriculum Plan


Freshman Year

Fall Semester

MUSL 1010  -  Music Theory I ( 3 )  

MUSL 1600  -  Workshops and Recitals ( 0 )  

APPL 0XX1 - Primary Applied (1)

MUSL 1571  -  Jazz Ensemble ( 1 )  

MUSL 2110  -  Ear Training and Sight Singing I ( 2 )  

MUSL 1050  -  Secondary Class Piano I ( 1 )  

ENG 1110  -  English Composition I ( 3 )  

MUSL 1000  -  Survey of Music ( 3 )  

PEDU 1541  -  Fitness ( 2 )  

Semester Hours: 16

Spring Semester

MUSL 1220  -  Music Theory II ( 3 )  

MUSL 1600  -  Workshops and Recitals ( 0 )  

MUSL 1571  -  Jazz Ensemble ( 1 )  

MUSL 2120  -  Ear Training and Sight Singing II ( 2 )  

MUSL 1060  -  Secondary Class Piano II ( 1 )  

ENG 1210  -  English Composition II ( 3 )  

MATH 1080  -  Mathematics for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences ( 3 )  

HEDU 1531  -  Health ( 2 )  

Semester Hours: 16

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

MUSL 2210  -  Music Theory III ( 3 )  

MUSL 1600  -  Workshops and Recitals ( 0 )  

MUSL 1571  -  Jazz Ensemble ( 1 )  

MUSL 3110  -  Ear Training and Sight Singing III ( 1 )  

MUSL 1070  -  Intermediate Secondary Class Piano I ( 1 )  

MUSL 2405  -  Introduction to Music Literature ( 2 )  

JAZZ 2020  -  Jazz Combo ( 2 )  

JAZZ 2250  -  Jazz Theory I ( 3 )  

MUSL 1260  -  Voice Class ( 2 )   (Instrumentalists Only)

Elective (Vocalists Only) (2)

Semester Hours: 16

Spring Semester

MUSL 2220  -  Music Theory IV ( 3 )  

MUSL 1600  -  Workshops and Recitals ( 0 )  

APPL 0XX4 - Primary Applied (1)

MUSL 1571  -  Jazz Ensemble ( 1 )  

MUSL 3410  -  History of Music I ( 2 )  

MUSL 1080  -  Intermediate Secondary Class Piano II ( 1 )  

JAZZ 2020  -  Jazz Combo ( 2 )  

JAZZ 2260  -  Jazz Theory II ( 3 )  

MUSL 3600  -  Percussion Class ( 1 )  

Semester Hours: 15

Junior Year

Fall Semester

MUSL 3420  -  History of Music II ( 3 )  

MUSL 1600  -  Workshops and Recitals ( 0 )  

APPL 0XX5 - Primary Applied (1)

MUSL 1571  -  Jazz Ensemble ( 1 )  

JAZZ 2020  -  Jazz Combo ( 2 )  

JAZZ 2100  -  Jazz Improvisation ( 2 )  

MUSL 3602  -  Brass Class ( 1 )  

HIST 1320  -  World Societies ( 3 )  

Semester Hours: 16

Spring Semester

MUSL 4600  -  Seminar in Contemporary Music ( 3 )  

MUSL 1600  -  Workshops and Recitals ( 0 )  

APPL 0XX6 - Primary Applied (1)

MUSL 1571  -  Jazz Ensemble ( 1 )  

MUSL 3860  -  Acoustics and Introduction to Music Technology ( 3 )  

MUSL 3920  -  Conducting ( 2 )  

JAZZ 2020  -  Jazz Combo ( 2 )  

JAZZ 3100  -  Advanced Jazz Improvisation ( 2 )  

MUSL 3601  -  String Class ( 1 )  

Semester Hours: 15

Senior Year

Fall Semester

APPL 0XX7 - Primary Applied (1)

MUSL 1600  -  Workshops and Recitals ( 0 )  

MUSL 1571  -  Jazz Ensemble ( 1 )  

JAZZ 2020  -  Jazz Combo ( 2 )  

JAZZ 4700  -  Jazz Arranging ( 3 )  

MUSL 3500  -  Woodwind Class ( 1 )  

GEC Science Elective (3)

GEC Social Science Elective (3)

Semester Hours: 14

Spring Semester

APPL 0XX8 - Primary Applied/Senior Recital (1)

MUSL 1600  -  Workshops and Recitals ( 0 )  

MUSL 1571  -  Jazz Ensemble ( 1 )  

JAZZ 2020  -  Jazz Combo ( 2 )  

JAZZ 4730  -  Jazz Composition ( 3 )  

JAZZ 4000  -  History of Jazz ( 3 )  

HUM 2410  -  Arts & Humanities I ( 3 )   or

HUM 2420  -  Arts & Humanities II ( 3 )  

Foreign Language II (3)

Semester Hours: 16

Total Credit Hours: 124

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