Undergraduate Minor - Minor in Jazz Studies

Program:
Minor in Jazz Studies
Program Code:
7339 Jazz Studies
Program Level:
Undergraduate
Award Type:
Minor Undergraduate
Start Term:
FS08


Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.
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College of Music

Undergraduate Programs

Minor in Jazz Studies

This minor is designed to prepare students for challenges encountered in the processes of teaching jazz musicianship. Through analysis of their own learning and study of several role models and mentors students employ techniques that impart and sustain basic principles that are necessary for the development of jazz study. This minor will concentrate on the refinement of skills used in private instruction, rehearsal techniques for small jazz ensembles, and the development of structured techniques for use in classroom instruction. Students will apply their skills using colleagues and combos from the Michigan State University jazz program as subjects.

A jazz studies minor is available as an elective to students who are enrolled in the Bachelor of Music degree program in Music Education and the Bachelor of Music degree program in Music Performance. With the approval of the department and college that administers the student’s degree program, the courses that are used to satisfy the minor may also be used to satisfy the requirements for the bachelor’s degree.

Requirements for the Minor in Jazz Studies

               
1. All of the following courses (13 credits):  
  MUS 130 Jazz Band 1
  MUS 131 Jazz Combo 2
  MUS 185 Jazz Styles and Analysis I 2
  MUS 230 Beginning Jazz Improvisation I 2
  MUS 410 Jazz History 2
  MUS 438 Jazz Pedagogy I 2
  MUS 439 Jazz Pedagogy II 2
2. Complete 2 credits from the following courses:  
  MUS 150J Piano: Jazz 1
  MUS 151J Voice: Jazz 1
  MUS 152J Stringed Instruments: Jazz 1
  MUS 153J Woodwind Instruments: Jazz 1
  MUS 154J Brass Instruments: Jazz 1
  MUS 155J Percussion Instruments: Jazz 1

 


Degree Requirements from Degree Navigator.

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Jazz Studies, MNUN (7339)

Required Credits: 15    Program Version: FS08

Requirement 1: Minor - Jazz Studies - Jazz Band
Minor - Jazz Studies - Jazz Band: 1 course from MUS130

Requirement 2: Minor - Jazz Studies - Jazz Combo
Minor - Jazz Studies - Jazz Combo: 1 course from MUS131

Requirement 3: Minor - Music - Core
Minor - Music - Core: 5 courses from MUS185, MUS230, MUS410, MUS438, MUS439

Requirement 4: Minor - Jazz Studies - Jazz Instrumentation
Minor - Jazz Studies - Jazz Instrumentation: 2 courses from MUS150J, MUS151J, MUS152J, MUS153J, MUS154J, MUS155J

Requirement 5
15 credits required to complete this degreeThe specified coursework in this program may not equal this total. The difference must be made up of open options which must be acceptable within the limits of this program. In cases of doubt, please consult an academic advisor.