Jazz Studies Minor

For information and to make arrangements to complete the minor, contact the Music Department, 115 Fine Arts, 607.436.3415. Effective Spring 2015



1. University rules pertaining to curriculum majors also apply to curriculum minors

  • Minor GPA of at least 2.0
  • All courses must be taken for a letter grade unless offered Pass/Fail only
  • One-half (1/2) of the minor coursework must be completed in residence
  • No more than two courses may overlap between/among all majors/minors;  any excess requires additional coursework

2. Check proper course selection, sequence and prerequisite requirements with the department of the minor

Core Courses

  • MUSC 121 Jazz (3 s.h)
  • MUSC 215 Jazz Improvisation (3 s.h.)
  • MUSC 216 Pop and Jazz Piano Styles (3 s.h.)
  • MUSC 280 Music Ensemble (4-12 s.h.)
  • (Two semesters small ensemble – Jazz Octet or Funk Band)
  • (Two semesters large ensemble – Jazz Big Band)
  • MUSC 350 Orchestration (3 s.h.)
  • MUSC 399 Advanced Independent Study (1-6 s.h.)

*Advanced Independent Study culminates in:

  • A public recital
  • A public lecture recital
  • A recording of performance and/or composition/arrangements.

TOTAL 17 - 30 s.h.

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