2019-2020 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
    
    Sep 24, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Jazz Studies Minor


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Coordinator

John Coggiola, Director of Jazz Studies
202C Shaffer Arts Building, 315-443-5896, jccoggio@syr.edu

Faculty

Rick Balestra (Jazz Guitar, Jazz Guitar Ensemble, Rock Band), Theresa Chen (Jazz Piano, Jass History), John Coggiola (Morton Schiff Jazz Ensemble), Joshua Dekaney (Jazz Drumset, Jazz Improvisation, Jazz Combo), William DiCosimo (Jazz/Funk Combo), Michael Dubaniewicz (Jazz Saxophone, Jazz Improvisation), Steven Frank (Jazz Ensemble Techniques), Darryl Pugh (Jazz Bass), Jeffrey Stockham (Jazz Trumpet), Jeffrey Welcher (Jazz Voice, Orange Collective, Orange Syndicate)

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 (MTC 555 - Jazz Improvisation I):

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 (MTC 556 - Jazz Improvisation II):

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 (MTC 557 - Jazz Improvisation III):

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 (MTC 558 - Jazz Improvisation IV):

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.  At least 12 credits in the minor should be at the 300-level or higher.

Core Requirements: 11 credits


Core requirements include 4 select ensemble credits (from the list below), 4 jazz improvisation credits and 3 jazz history credits.

4 Ensemble credits


Specific ensembles are included below.  Additional ensembles may be used only via petition.

3 Jazz History credits


Required Electives: 7 credits


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

Private Lessons


Includes Jazz/Commercial Music (JCM) Lessons for: Piano (PNO), Guitar (GTR), String Bass (DBS), Drumset (DRS), Saxophone (SXP), Trumpet (TRP), Trombone (TRB), Voice (VOC)

Music Theory


(MTC 125 and MTC 126 apply only to students outside of the Setnor School of Music.)

Ensembles


Specific ensembles are included below.  Additional ensembles may be used only via petition.

Total Credits: 18


Restrictions


Students within the School of Music 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.

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