Undergraduate Catalog 2017-18

Majors

Music Performance (MUS) with a concentration in Jazz Studies (MJP)

Bachelor of Music (B.M.)

8 Semester Plan

120 Credit Hours

CIP Code: 50.0903

College of The Arts

http://music.arts.usf.edu/content/go/jazz/

Major Description

The Music degree is a professional degree for students who wish to pursue a career in music. Students interested in a B.M. degree may choose between concentrations in: Performance, Composition, Jazz Studies and Acoustic and Electronic Music. This degree program requires 120 credit hours of study that include private study on the student's principle instrument and participation in ensembles. Additionally, students complete music theory, history and literature sequences, and take additional coursework in their chosen concentration. Graduates from BM programs at USF find themselves in very competitive positions for graduate study and musical careers. Admission into the BM in music degree requires an audition on your major instrument.

State Mandated Common Course Prerequisites

Students wishing to transfer to USF should complete an A.A. degree at a Florida College System institution. Some courses required for the major may also meet General Education requirements thereby transferring maximum hours to the university.

If a student wishes to transfer without an A.A. degree and has fewer than 60 semester hours of acceptable credit, the student must meet the university’s entering freshman requirements including ACT or SAT test scores, GPA, and course requirements.

Transfer students are also required to comply with the immunization, foreign language, and continuous enrollment policies of the university.

Students should complete the following prerequisite courses at the lower level prior to entering the university. If these courses are not taken at a Florida College System institution, they must be completed before the degree is granted.

Unless stated otherwise, a grade of C- is the minimum acceptable grade in prerequisite courses.

  • MUT 1111 Music Theory
  • MUT 1112 Music Theory
  • MUT 2116 Music Theory
  • MUT 2117 Music Theory
  • MUT 1241 Aural Theory
    • or MUT 1221, 1222, 2226, 2227, 1261, 1261, 2266, 2267, 1271, 1272, 2276, or 2277
  • MUT 1242 Aural Theory
    • or MUT 1221, 1222, 2226, 2227, 1261, 1261, 2266, 2267, 1271, 1272, 2276, or 2277
  • MUT 2246 Advanced Aural Theory
    • or MUT 1221, 1222, 2226, 2227, 1261, 1261, 2266, 2267, 1271, 1272, 2276, or 2277
  • MUT 2247 Advanced Aural Theory
    • or MUT 1221, 1222, 2226, 2227, 1261, 1261, 2266, 2267, 1271, 1272, 2276, or 2277
  • MUN XXXX Chamber Music Ensemble, 4 semester hours
  • MVX 1X1X Secondary Applied Music Courses
    • 2-4 semester hours
  • MVX 2X2X Secondary Applied Music Courses
    • 2-4 semester hours
  • Secondary Piano Proficiency by Examination
    • or MVK 1111, 1112, and 2122
    • or MVK 1111r, 1112r, 2121r, and 2121r
    • or MVK 1211 and 2221

Total Major Hours: 78 Hours

Concentration Core Courses - 76 Hours

  • Music Theory (16 credit hours):
  • Music History (11 credit hours):
    • MUH 3300 Music History/Medieval and Renaissance
    • MUH 3301 Music History/Baroque and Classical
    • MUH 3302 Music History/Romantic and 20th Century
    • MUH 4801 History of Jazz
  • Conducting (2 credit hours):
  • Senior Seminar (1 credit hours):
  • Recital Attendance (0 credit hours):
  • Ensemble (minimum 8 credit hours):
    • Performance - All students enrolled in Applied Music for two (2) or three (3) credit hours are required to enroll in a Major Ensemble appropriate for their performing medium. A list of approved major ensembles is provided on the Music advising website.
  • Jazz Studies Concentration (minimum 38 credit hours):
    • Applied music (studio major) through the 4000 level (24 credit hours)
    • MUT 2641 Jazz Theory and Improvisation I
    • MUT 2642 Jazz Theory and Improvisation II
    • MUT 3663 Advanced Jazz Improvisation I
    • MUT 3664 Advanced Jazz Improvisation I and II
    • MUT 3353 Jazz Composition and Arranging I
    • MUT 3354 Jazz Composition and Arranging II

Concentration Elective Courses - 2 Hours

MVJ 2110 Jazz Keyboard Skills (2 credit hours). May be satisfied by proficiency test or by course.

Additional Major Requirements

Major Requirements

JUNIOR RECITAL FOR BA AND BM DEGREES: A public recital (must be shared with another junior recital) will be given during the student's junior year. The student should have achieved junior classification as defined by the university and should be enrolled at the 3000 level in applied music, which would normally occur during a student's third year of study. Credit may be granted to transfer students for junior recitals completed at other institutions. This recital should have been completed during the student's junior year at that institution and a request for recognition of that recital should be made in writing to the applied division coordinator. No studio teacher is under any obligation to accept these transfer recitals.

SENIOR RECITAL FOR BM DEGREE: A public recital will be given during a student's senior year. The student should have achieved senior classification as defined by the university and should be enrolled at the 4000 level in applied music, which would normally occur during a student's fourth year of study. A senior recital performed at another institution will not satisfy graduation requirements for USF. The recital must be performed on the USF campus and the student must be enrolled in the studio of a USF faculty member during the term of said recital unless written permission to deviate from this policy is obtained from the School of Music Director.

A RECITAL APPROVAL FORM MUST BE COMPLETED FOLLOWING ALL RECITALS AND PLACED IN EACH MUSIC STUDENT’S ADVISING FOLDER IN ORDER FOR DEGREE CERTIFICATION PROCEDURES TO BE COMPLETED.

Major Grade Requirement

All music majors and minors must earn at least a C- in every music course required for their degree program. Music education students must earn at least C- in all required music, music education, and education courses. Music courses resulting in grades of D or F must be repeated with subsequent registrations. Sequel courses may not be taken until prerequisites are satisfied with appropriate grades or waivers.

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