2018-2019 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
    
    Dec 11, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Course Catalog

Jazz Studies Minor


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Coordinator

John Coggiola, Program Coordinator
202C Shaffer Arts Building, 315-443-5896, jccoggio@syr.edu

Faculty

Rick Balestra, John Coggiola, Joshua Dekaney, William DiCosimo, Michael Dubaniewicz, Laura Enslin, Steven Frank, Melissa Gardiner, Darryl Pugh, Jeffrey Stockham, Jeffrey Welcher

Description

The Minor in Jazz Studies is designed for students from any degree program on campus, including music majors, who want to develop and improve their knowledge and skills in instrumental or vocal jazz. This 18-credit program draws from the entire array of the jazz offerings in the Setnor School of Music including jazz performing ensembles, jazz history, jazz arranging and theory, jazz applied lessons and jazz education. The specific requirements are as follows:

Admission

  • Meet with Setnor School of Music advisor prior to beginning the program.
  • 3.0 GPA in at least one jazz performing ensemble.
  • Positive recommendation from the Director of Jazz Studies.

Student Learning Outcomes


JCM Harmony & Analysis (Level One):

a. demonstrate an understanding of the common elements and organizational patterns of improvised music and its aural and verbal analysis.

b. demonstrate a functional understanding of musical forms, processes, and structures.

JCM Harmony & Analysis (Level Two):

a. demonstrate an understanding of the common elements and organizational patterns of improvised music and its aural and verbal analysis.

b. demonstrate a functional understanding of musical forms, processes, and structures.

JCM Harmony & Analysis (Level Three):

a. demonstrate an understanding of the common elements and organizational patterns of improvised music and its aural and verbal analysis.

b. demonstrate a functional understanding of musical forms, processes, and structures.

JCM Harmony & Analysis (Level Four):

a. demonstrate an understanding of the common elements and organizational patterns of improvised music and its aural and verbal analysis.

b. demonstrate a functional understanding of musical forms, processes, and structures.

JCM Ensemble Performance (Two Semesters):

a. demonstrate artistry and technical skills in an ensemble setting featuring jazz/commercial music.

b. demonstrate collaborative competency and knowledge of the ensemble’s repertoire.

Minor Requirements


A total of 18 credits minimum of course work within the Jazz curriculum, 11 of which are from the core requirements. The remaining 7 credits are selected through advisement.

Core Requirements


Required Electives: 7 credits


The remaining 7 credits are selected through advisement from the following:

Music Theory:


Music History and Literature:


Ensembles:


Total Credits: 18


Restrictions


*Students within the School of Management and outside of the School of Music are eligible for this minor.

*Music Education Majors may use the required Jazz Elective(s) as part of this minor.

*These classes will only apply to students outside of the School of Music.

**These classes will not count toward the Minor in Jazz Studies if a student is enrolled in the Bachelor of Music Industry.

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