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Minor in Jazz Studies

Student who have chosen a major in a non-music field may complete a minor in jazz. The Minor is not intended for beginners, but for students with basic musical knowledge. Hence the prerequisites (MUSIC_NM 1211 or MUS_THRY 1220) for three of the required courses (MUS_I_VT 1620, MUS_I_VT 4645, and MUS_THRY 4210) and auditions required for Jazz Ensembles and Studio Instruction.


A minor consists of at least 15 credits, including at least 6 credits numbered 2000 or above, 9 of the required credits must be taken in MU course work. This requirement can be reduced from 9 to 6 at the discretion of an individual department. Students must meet the minimum GPA requirements for a minor, which in no case can be lower than 2.0. In addition, a student cannot receive a grade lower than a C- in any course applied towards a minor in the College. For more information, please see Requirements for Optional Minor.

MUS_THRY 4210Jazz Harmony and Arranging I2
MUS_THRY 4211Jazz Harmony and Arranging II2
MUS_I_VT 1620Jazz Piano Class1
MUS_I_VT 4645Jazz Improvisation2
MUSIC_NM 1311Jazz, Pop, and Rock3
MUS_ENS 1841
MUS_ENS 1846
Instrumental Ensemble
and Chamber Music (Large Jazz Ensemble & Small Jazz Ensemble)
MUSIC_NM 2445Studio Instruction for Non-Majors (Or additional hours in Jazz Ensembles)3
Total Credits15