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 Overview

General Education Requirements19
World Languages and Cultures Requirements3-6
Major Requirements88-89
Free Electives10-6
Total Credits120

Major 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
Course must be completed for 2 credits, four times.8
Applied Music
Course must be completed for 4 credits, four times.16
Applied Music
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

General Education Requirements

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A. New Student Seminar
MUGN 199Freshman Seminar for Music Majors1
C. Communication
1. Writing 3
2. Literature3
3. Communication3
F. Humanities
1. Great Works and Their Influences3
2. Philosophical and Religious Perspectives 3
G. Computer Science
Music and Computer Technology I (Fulfilled in the major.)
K. Social Science
1. American and European History 3
Total Credits19

World Languages and Cultures Requirements

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World Languages3-6
Total Credits3-6

Recommended Roadmap to Degree Completion

This recommended four-year plan is provided as an outline for students to follow in order to complete their degree requirements within four years.  This plan is a recommendation and students should only use it in consultation with their academic advisor.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
GENERAL EDUCATION: (A) New Student Seminar 1
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C1) Writing 3
 Credits4
Spring
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C2) Literature 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C3) Communication 3
 Credits6
 Total Credits10