Bachelor of Music: Jazz Performance Option

Curriculum & Requirements

Jazz Performance Option, Bachelor of Music (BM)

Grade Requirement for all majors offered by the Music Department: the minimum acceptable grade for any music course required for graduation (including transferred music courses) is ≥C.

Required–admission to Jazz Performance Option

Required Non-Credit Music Components
CONVOCATION AND RECITAL ATTENDANCE (must be repeated each term)
Junior Recital
Piano Proficiency
Required Jazz Performance Courses
MUSC 101
MUSC 102
MUSC 103
MUSIC THEORY I
and MUSIC THEORY II
and MUSIC THEORY III
9
MUSC 104
MUSC 105
MUSC 106
SIGHT SINGING AND AURAL SKILLS
and SIGHT SINGING AND AURAL SKILLS II
and SIGHT SINGING AND AURAL SKILLS III
3
MUSC 120
MUSC 121
PIANO CLASS I FOR MAJORS
and PIANO CLASS II FOR MAJORS
2
MUSC 201
MUSC 202
MUSC 203
MUSIC THEORY IV
and MUSIC THEORY V
and MUSIC THEORY VI
9
MUSC 204
MUSC 205
SIGHT SINGING AND AURAL SKILLS IV
and SIGHT SINGING AND AURAL SKILLS V
2
MUSC 244MUSIC TECHNOLOGY2
MUSC 250
MUSC 251
MUSC 252
MUSIC HISTORY AND LITERATURE I
and MUSIC HISTORY AND LITERATURE II
and MUSIC HISTORY AND LITERATURE III
12
MUSC 310CHORAL CONDUCTING2
MUSC 312ADVANCED CONDUCTING SKILLS2
MUSC 357MUSIC IN DIVERSE CULTURES3
MUSC 470SENIOR RECITAL1-5
Applied Music Requirements–must be repeated24
APPLIED INSTRUCTION ON INSTRUMENT OR VOICE
APPLIED INSTRUCTION ON INSTRUMENT OR VOICE
APPLIED INSTRUCTION ON INSTRUMENT OR VOICE
APPLIED INSTRUCTION ON INSTRUMENT OR VOICE
Required Jazz Performance Courses
MUSC 108INSTRUCTION ON INSTRUMENT OR VOICE1
MUSC 280BASIC JAZZ ARRANGING1
MUSC 281ADVANCED JAZZ ARRANGING1
MUSC 286INTRODUCTION TO JAZZ THEORY AND AURAL SKILLS1
MUSC 287BASIC JAZZ THEORY/IMPROVISATION1
MUSC 288INTERMEDIATE JAZZ THEORY/IMPROVISATION1
MUSC 289ADVANCED JAZZ THEORY/IMPROVISATION1
MUSC 356HISTORY OF JAZZ3
MUSC 447JAZZ ENSEMBLE METHODS/MATERIAL2
Required Jazz Ensembles–must be repeated for 12 credits12
CONCERT JAZZ ORCHESTRA
REPERTORY JAZZ ENSEMBLE
JAZZ LAB ENSEMBLE
Required Small Ensembles
MUSE 310JAZZ COMBOS (must be repeated for 6 credits)6
Required Large Ensembles–must be repeated for a minimum of 6 credits–choose from the following6
MARCHING BAND
WIND ENSEMBLE
SYMPHONIC BAND
Electives in Area of Interest–must be repeated 2
Required Senior Capstone/Thesis
MUSC 491MUSIC SENIOR THESIS4
Total Credits113-117

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Program Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully earn a Bachelor of Music with Jazz Performance from EWU should be able to do the following:

  • analyze and perform on various idiomatic jazz instruments;
  • apply the knowledge and skills gained through juries and area performance to develop artistic performance abilities in the professional setting;  
  • develop substantive experience and independence in analysis and performance in a variety of ensemble settings with varying historical perspectives;
  • develop understanding and performance experience in literature through the study of jazz theory and improvisation;
  • obtain applied experience in analyzing and creating arrangements and compositions in the jazz idiom;
  • perform in jazz ensembles, both large and small;
  • study jazz performance on applied instrument(s).