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Bachelor in Music - Jazz Studies

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This program seeks to serve the needs of our current and future students who seek to develop the knowledge, skills, concepts, and sensitivities essential to the professional life of the musician based on the educational foundation of the liberal arts. To successfully engage the professional world, the musician must exhibit not only technical competence but also broad knowledge of music and music literature, the ability to integrate musical knowledge and skills, sensitivity to musical styles, and insight into the role of music in the broader context of intellectual and cultural life.

The Jazz Studies concentration leverages the historic roots of jazz music in metropolitan Kansas City and draws on the talents of contemporary jazz performers in the area.

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Required Major Courses

  • CONCERT ATTENDANCE AND CONVOCATION
  • MUSIC THEORY AND AURAL SKILLS I 
  • MUSIC THEORY AND AURAL SKILLS II
  • MUSIC THEORY & AURAL SKILLS III
  • MUSIC THEORY & AURAL SKILLS IV
  • MUSIC HISTORY I
  • MUSIC HISTORY II
  • RESEARCH AND PERFORMANCE 
  • Applied Piano (2 credits - continuous study until proficiency passed)
  • Applied Lessons in Primary Performance Area - lower division (4 semester credit hours)
  • Applied Lessons in Primary Performance Area - upper division (4 semester credit hours)
  • Conducted Ensemble Participation - lower division (4 semester credit hours)
  • Conducted Ensemble Participation - upper divison (4 semester credit hours)
  • MUS 10000 (4 semesters)

Required Concentration Courses

  • THE MUSIC BUSINESS
  • JAZZ PEDAGOGY 
  • JAZZ IMPROVISATION I
  • JAZZ THEORY
  • JAZZ IMPROVISATION II
  • JAZZ HISTORY
  • JUNIOR RECITAL 
  • JAZZ COMPOSITION 
  • JAZZ ARRANGING I
  • JAZZ ARRANGING II
  • Advanced Applied Piano (4 semester credit hours)
  • Applied Lessons in Primary Performance Area - lower division (4 semester credit hours)
  • Applied Lessons in Primary Performance Area - upper division (4 semester credit hours)
  • Jazz Combo (4 semester credit hours)

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