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Sample Curriculum - Jazz Performance

Term Course Credit
Hours
Fall
Year 1
  MUS 121A – Class Piano (or Proficiency)   1
  MUS 125A – Theory (BFPA)   4
  MUS 141 – Applied Lessons   2 or 4
  MUS 230 – Improvisation   1
  MUS 333 – Jazz Combo   1
  ENG 101 – English Composition I   3
  SPC 103 – Interpersonal Communication (EUSC)   3
  MUS 100 - Convocation   0
  Total   15 or 17
Spring
Year 1
  MUS 121B – Class Piano (or Proficiency)   1
  MUS 125B – Theory (BFPA)   4
  MUS 141 – Applied Lessons   2 or 4
  MUS 230 – Improvisation   1
  MUS 333 – Jazz Combo   1
  ENG 102 – English Composition   3
  RA 101 - Reasoning & Argumentation   3
  MUS 100   0
  Total   15 or 17

Fall
Year 2
  MUS 225A – Theory (BFPA)   4
  MUS 231 – Jazz Keyboard Theory   2
  MUS 240 – Applied Lessons   2 or 4
  MUS 330 – Improvisation (BFPA)   1
  MUS 333 – Jazz Combo   1
  MUS 439 - Recording Techniques   2
  QR 101, MATH 125 or Higher   3
  MUS 100   0
  Total   15 or 17
Spring
Year 2
  MUS 225B – Theory (BFPA)   4
  MUS 241 – Applied Lessons   2 or 4
  MUS 330 – Improvisation (BFPA)   1
  MUS 331 – Jazz Keyboard Theory (BFPA)   2
  MUS 333 – Jazz Combo   1
  Social Science (BSS)   3
  Humanities (BHUM)   3
  MUS 100   0
  Total   16 or 18

Fall
Year 3
  MUS 333 – Jazz Combo   1
  MUS 337 - Analysis of Jazz Styles   3
  MUS 341 – Applied Lessons   4
  MUS 409A - Jazz Arranging   2
  MUS 430 - Improvisation   1
  Foreign Language 101   4
  Information & Communication in Society (BICS)   3
  MUS 100   0
  Total   18
Spring
Year 3
  MUS 333 Jazz Combo   1
  MUS 341 – Applied Lessons   4
  MUS 409B – Jazz Arranging   2
  MUS 430 - Improvisation   1
  Foreign Language 102 (EGC)   4
  MUS 100   0
  Life Science (BLS)/Health Experience (EH)   3
  Junior Recital – During 3rd Year   0
  Total   15

Fall
Year 4
  MUS 333 – Jazz Combo   1
  MUS 357A – Music History   3
  MUS 430 – Improvisation   1
  MUS 441 – Applied Lessons   4
  Physical Science (BPS)   3
  Lab Experience (EL)   3
  MUS 100   0
  Total   15
Spring
Year 4
  MUS 333 – Jazz Combo   1
  MUS 357B - Music History   3
  MUS 430 – Improvisation   1
  MUS 436 – Jazz Education   2
  MUS 441 – Applied Lessons   4
  Interdisciplinary Studies (IS)   3
  MUS 100   0
  MUS 400 - Senior Assignment   0
  MUS 490 - Senior Recital – During 4th Year   0
  Total   14 or 17


TRANSFER STUDENTS Transfer students should contact the department for a review of credentials and placement at least 30 days before the beginning of the term for which entry is desired. Transfer Credit Equivalency Guides are located at siue.edu/transfer.

* For a transfer student to declare a major or minor in the Music Department at SIUE, the student must pass a successful entrance audition by the appropriate area auditioning committee, including the director of the area’s large ensemble. The student will then be placed at the appropriate level of applied lessons.

Before any transfer credits are accepted, the student must test for proficiency in the following areas: Piano, Theory, and History. If the student does not successfully pass, the Music Department will decline the credit towards the major. However, these credits can transfer in as elective credits towards graduation.

 

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