Jazz Studies Minor
This minor is open to music and non-music majors who wish to explore this American art form. It is open to all instrumentalists and vocalists, including students who perform on instruments not normally associated with jazz. No prior experience in jazz is needed, but candidates must pass a music audition.
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This minor is open to music and non music majors who wish to explore America's unique art form. It is open to all instrumentalists and vocalists, including students who perform on instruments not normally associated with jazz. No prior experience in jazz is needed, but candidates must pass a music audition.
Minor Requirements (20 credits)
- Two credits of Applied Music Options
- MUSI 107 - Jazz and Blues in America Credits: 3
- MUSI 113 - Aural Skills I Credits: 1
- MUSI 115 - Theory I Credits: 3
- MUSI 116 - Theory II Credits: 3
- MUSI 171 - Keyboard Skills I Credits: 1
- MUSI 300 - Recital Attendance Credits: 0 (two semesters) *
- MUSI 311 - Jazz Studies Credits: 3
- Three credits of MUSI 485 - Chamber Ensembles Credits: 1 (Jazz Chamber Ensembles)
- MUSI 379 - Jazz Improvisation Credits: 1
All students who enroll as music minors and jazz studies minors must take MUSI 300 for two semesters. A grade of S (satisfactory) must be earned each semester.
Jazz Studies minors at Mason work with world-class faculty. Music students also study and perform in beautiful spaces outfitted with up to date technology. Mason School of Music is an all-Steinway school. Performance opportunities are available for all musicians at Mason in more than 20 ensembles.