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Jazz Studies 4-Year Plan

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Freshman Year

Fall

  • AMUS 333: Recital Seminar, 0 credit hours
  • AMUS Major Ensemble, 1 credit hour
  • AMUS 115: Individual Instruction, 2 credit hours
  • MUS 120: Music Theory I, 3 credit hours
  • MUS 141: Keyboard Skills I, 2 credit hours
  • ENGL 101: Intro to Acad Writing, 3 credit hours
  • MATH 105: Algebra, 3 credit hours
  • UNIV 100: Cajun Connection, 3 credit hours

Spring

  • AMUS 333: Recital Seminar, 0 credit hours
  • AMUS Major Ensemble, 1 credit hour
  • AMUS 115: Individual Instruction, 2 credit hours
  • MUS 130: Music Theory II, 3 credit hours
  • MUS 142: Keyboard Skills II, 2 credit hours
  • ENGL 102: Writing & Res, 3 credit hours
  • MATH Elective (MATH), 3 credit hours

Sophomore Year

Fall

  • AMUS 333: Recital Seminar, 0 credit hours
  • AMUS Major Ensemble, 1 credit hour
  • AMUS 115: Individual Instruction, 2 credit hours
  • AMUS 215: Jazz Improv, 2 credit hours
  • MUS 143: Keyboard Skills III, 2 credit hours
  • MUS 276: Intro to Music Technology, 3 credit hours
  • MUS 280: Music Theory III, 3 credit hours
  • Elective (SCI), 3 credit hours

Spring

  • AMUS 333: Recital Seminar, 0 credit hours
  • AMUS Major Ensemble, 1 credit hour
  • AMUS 115: Individual Instruction, 2 credit hours
  • AMUS 216: Adv Jazz Improv, 2 credit hours
  • MUS 238: The Mus Industry, 2 credit hours
  • Elective (MUS), 3 credit hours
  • Elective, 3 credit hours
  • ENGL Elective (LIT), 3 credit hours

Junior Year

Fall

  • AMUS 333: Recital Seminar, 0 credit hours
  • AMUS Major Ensemble, 1 credit hour
  • AMUS 315: Individual Instruction, 3 credit hours
  • MUS 307: Conducting, 2 credit hours
  • MUS 312: Jazz Theory I, 3 credit hours
  • MUS 376: Audio Rec Tech I, 3 credit hours
  • MUS 366: Jazz History, 3 credit hours

Spring

  • AMUS 333: Recital Seminar, 0 credit hours
  • AMUS Major Ensemble, 1 credit hour
  • AMUS 315: Individual Instruction 4
  • MUS 408: Jazz & Comm Arr, 2 credit hours
  • Elective (BHSC), 3 credit hours
  • Elective (SCI), 3 credit hours
  • Music Elec (MUS or AMUS), 1 credit hour

Senior Year

Fall

  • AMUS 333: Recital Seminar, 0 credit hours
  • AMUS Major Ensemble, 1 credit hour
  • AMUS 315: Individual Instruction 4
  • Elective (BHSC), 3 credit hours
  • Elective (SCI), 3 credit hours
  • Elective, 3 credit hours

Spring

  • AMUS 333: Recital Seminar, 0 credit hours
  • AMUS Major Ensemble, 1 credit hour
  • AMUS 315: Individual Instruction, 2 credit hours
  • MUS 470: Music History II, 3 credit hours
  • MUS 490: Senior Recital, 2 credit hours
  • HIST Electives (HIST), 3 credit hours
  • Elective (CMCN), 3 credit hours

Students must complete 45 hours of 300 and/or 400 level classes

Required ensembles for this degree plan are listed below under “Courses for Ensemble Credit.” Any combination of “Courses for Ensemble Credit” is allowed, except where noted in “Constraints and Exceptions” column, where allowable substitutions also appear.

8 Semesters of Ensemble Required

Courses for Ensemble Credit

  • AMUS 170/370 Jazz Ensemble
  • AMUS 180/380 Jazz Combo

Constraints and Exceptions

You can substitute two semesters max as:

  • A singer in AMUS 140/340 University Chorus, AMUS 145/345 University Chorale, or AMUS 146/346 Chamber Singers OR
  • On any major instrument in AMUS 155/355 Wind Ensemble, AMUS 160/360 Traditional Music Ensemble, AMUS 190/390 University Orchestra