2015-2016 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
    Dec 11, 2019  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Jazz Studies Minor

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John Coggiola, Setnor School of Music
202C Shaffer Arts Building, 315-443-5896, jccoggio@syr.edu


College of Visual and Performing Arts / Setnor School of Music


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:


  • 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.

Minor Requirements

Core Requirements

Required Electives: 7 credits

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

Music Theory:

Music History and Literature:


Total Credits: 18


*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 or Bandier program.

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