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Performance: Jazz Studies Emphasis

Bachelor of Music

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The program trains students for careers as professional musicians -- performers in classical or jazz music, and composers. After completing the basic curriculum, the student chooses an area of specialization. Students may specialize in composition, jazz, a keyboard instrument, string/harp, guitar, voice, wind instrument, or percussion. They train in solo performance, coached ensemble, and conducted ensemble.

Major Details

College: College of Fine Arts
Admissions Requirements:

No Additional Requirements

Website: http://web.cfa.arizona.edu/music/
Math Required:

General

    This strand involves the general understanding and appreciation of how mathematics is used to solve problems in everyday life. The G-strand does not prepare a student for any further work grounded in mathematics and assumes the student will not proceed beyond the basic Foundations level noted above. Thus only those students whose major requires the most general knowledge of mathematics should take this strand.
General
Second Language Required:

2 Semesters

  • Scoring the equivalent of second-semester skill level on an entrance or placement examination administered by The University of Arizona.
  • Completion with a C or better of a second semester course at the post-secondary level.
  • An AP (Advanced Placement), IB (International Baccalaureate) or CLEP (College Level Entrance Program) language score determined by the individual language department.
  • In the College of Engineering by a method determined within the College; however, all students in the college must also take a language placement examination on entrance to the University.
2 Semesters
Fees: Yes
Pre-Major: No
Available at:
  • Main Campus

Four-Year Plan

Archived plans are available on Degree Search 2011-2016 for many degree plans. These are sample plans. Please work with your academic advisor for more specific and up-to-date requirements.

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UA Course Requirements Units
1st Semester
MUS 110A Piano Class 1
MUS 120A Musical Skills and Structure I 3
MUS 130A Introduction to Music Literature 2
MUS 200 Ensembles 1
MUSI 185 Applied Lessons 4
ENG 101 First Year Composition 3
MATH 105/110/PHIL 110 3
2nd Semester
MUS 110B Piano Class I 1
MUS 120B Musical Skills and Structure I 3
MUS 130B Introduction to Music Literature 2
MUS 200 Ensembles 1
MUSI 185 Applied Lessons 4
ENG 102 First Year Composition 2
Tier I General Education 3
3rd Semester
MUS 231 Jazz History 3
MUS 210A Piano Class 1
MUS 220A Musical Skills and Structure II 3
MUS 400 Ensembles 1
MUSI 285 Applied Lessons 4
Tier I General Education 3
4th Semester
MUS 210B Piano Class 1
MUS 220B Musical Skills and Structure II 1
MUS 400 Ensembles 1
MUSI 285 Applied Lessons 4
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
Elective 3
5th Semester
MUS 321A Jazz Improvisation 2
MUS 330A History of Western Music 3
MUS 320 Form and Structure in 20th Century Music 3
MUS 401 Coached Ensemble 1
MUSI 385 Applied Lessons 4
Tier I General Education 3
6th Semester
MUS 321B Jazz Improvisation 2
MUS 330B History of Western Music 3
MUS 401 Coached Ensemble 1
MUSI 385 Applied Lessons 4
Tier I General Education 3
Elective 3
7th Semester
MUS 302 Recording Studio Production 3
MUS 401 Coached Ensemble 1
MUS 427A Careers in Music 2
MUSI 485 Applied Lessons 4
Tier II General Education 3
8th Semester
MUS 422 Jazz Arranging 2
MUS 498 Senior Capstone: Recital 1
MUS 427B Careers in Music 2
MUSI 485 Applied Lessons 4
MUS 401 Coached Ensemble 1
Tier II General Education 3
Tier II General Education 3

AZ Transfer Pathways

This page is designed for in-state transfer students who plan to attend the University of Arizona. The information presented lists the most accurate course equivalencies and may not include all possible requirements. Transfer students are strongly encouraged to use this site for reference only and not for self-advising.

Transfer students should work with their community colleges and UA advisors to develop an individualized plan for transfer, and visit aztransfer.com

  • All posted Pathways (except for Bachelor of Applied Science Pathways) fulfill an AGEC and most also fulfill an Associate Degree
  • Following a Pathway does not guarantee admission to the UA nor admission to a college/major/program at the UA
  • Use Pathways in consultation with advisors from your community college and the UA
  • Pathways are subject to change at any time

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