Music Major, Jazz Studies Concentration (B.Mus.)

The Cali School Jazz Studies program provides creative and innovative training in all styles of jazz for undergraduate students who wish to become jazz professionals. 

For further information: Cali School of Music; Academic Program Information

Program Requirements

Students must complete 22 credits of General Education requirements and 3-9 credits of World Languages and Cultures Requirements.     

Theory/Aural Skills
MUCP 101Theory I3
MUCP 102Theory II3
MUCP 103Aural Skills I1
MUCP 104Aural Skills II1
MUCP 201Theory III3
MUCP 202Theory IV3
MUCP 203Aural Skills III1
MUCP 204Aural Skills IV1
Applied Music
MUAP 121Applied Music I2
MUAP 122Applied Music II2
MUAP 223Applied Music III2
MUAP 224Applied Music IV2
MUAP 345Applied Music V4
MUAP 346Applied Music VI4
MUAP 447Applied Music VII4
MUAP 448Applied Music VIII4
Performance Practicum
Course must be completed a minimum of 8 times.4
Performance Practicum for Performance Majors
Recitals
MUPR 395Junior Recital1
MUPR 495Senior Recital1
Ensembles
Required Ensemble
Course must be completed a minimum of 12 times.6
Jazz Ensemble
Ensemble Electives
Select two of the following (may include Jazz Ensemble):1
Montclair State University Chorale
Montclair State University Singers
Orchestra
Band
Opera Workshop
Collegium Musicum
Chamber Ensemble Performance
Jazz Ensemble
Select an additional 2 ensemble courses from the following:1
Montclair State University Chorale
Montclair State University Singers
Orchestra
Band
Opera Workshop
Collegium Musicum
Chamber Ensemble Performance
Music History
MUHS 106Diverse Worlds of Music3
MUHS 307Music in Time, Place and Ideas: Up to 17003
MUHS 308Music in Time, Place and Ideas: 1700-18903
MUHS 407Music in Time, Place and Ideas: 1890 to Present3
Jazz Studies
MUCP 250Jazz Theory3
MUCP 355Jazz Arranging3
MUGN 109Introduction to Jazz3
MULT 301Jazz Literature I2
MULT 302Jazz Literature II2
MUMG 100Introduction to the Fine and Performing Arts3
MUPR 210Jazz Keyboard and Theory2
MUPR 499Independent Study In Music Performance3
Secondary Piano/Fingerboard Harmony
Select one of the following based on your primary instrument:1-2
For All Majors except Keyboard
Keyboard Musicianship I
Keyboard Musicianship II
For Guitar Majors Only
Guitar Fingerboard Harmony I
Total Credits88-89