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Jazz Emphasis

The Bachelor of Arts in Music with an Emphasis in Jazz includes the standard College of Liberal Arts General Education Requirements, the Music Core, an additional 25 hours of music coursework, and electives to total 128 credit hours. The core of this emphasis is a traditional music degree, with the same “classical” performance requirements as in the other music emphases. Students desiring additional studies in jazz beyond the standard music major will benefit from this degree offering.

Music Core Hours Comments
MUA 2_1 — Studio Instruction in ____ 
  • At least four semesters (x 1.5 cr) at the 200 level.
  • Performance jury must be admitted to 400 level.
MUA 4_1 — Private Lessons  1.5 
MUA 498 — Senior Recital  1.5 
MUA 3xx — Ensembles 
  • Must be on student's primary instrument.
  • At least half must be conducted ensembles.
  • At least one credit must be chamber ensemble.
MU 100 — Intro to Music Literature  Included in GER
MU 106 — Intro to Music Technology 
MU 201 — Music Theory I  Pre-req:  Placement Exam or MU 108 
MU 203 — Musicianship Skills I 
MU 202 — Music Theory II  Pre-req:  MU 201 
MU 204 — Musicianship Skills II  Pre-req:  MU 203 
MU 301 — Music Theory III  Pre-req:  MU 202 
MU 303 — Musicianship Skills III  Pre-req:  MU 204 
MU 311 — Music History I  Pre-req:  MU 301 
MU 312 — Music History II  Pre-req:  MU 301 
MU 325 — Conducting  2 Pre-req:  MU 301 
MU 199 — Concert Attendance  0
  • P/F - Must PASS this course at least seven times before graduation.
  • Transfer students must pass each semester they are in residence at UAH, up to maximum of 7 times. 
TOTAL MUSIC CORE 40 

Jazz Emphasis Hours Comments
MUJ 2_1 — Jazz Studio Instruction in ____  4.5
  • At least 3 semesters (x 1.5 cr).
  • Performance jury to be admitted to recital.
MUJ 498 — Senior Jazz Recital  1.5 
MUJ 389 — Jazz Ensemble  4
  • At least 4 semesters (x 1 cr)
MUJ 386 — Jazz Combo 
  • At least 4 semesters (x 0.5 cr) 
MU 205 — Jazz Theory  Pre-req:  MU 201 
MU 317 — Jazz Arranging  Pre-req:  MU 205 
MU 308 — Jazz Improvisation I 
MU 309 — Jazz Improvisation II  Pre-req:  MU 308 
MU 316 — History & Appreciation of Jazz  Pre-req:  MU 100 
MUJ 131 — Jazz Piano 
  • At least 2 semesters (x 1 cr) 
TOTAL JAZZ EMPHASIS  25

Additional Requirements

  • Minimum of 128 total credits
  • Minimum of 39 upper-level credits (300 or above)
  • Minimum of 12 upper-level credits at UAH (6 in the major and 6 in the minor)
  • At least 25% of total degree requirements at UAH
  • At least 12 of the last 18 credits at UAH
  • 2.0 GPA in major, 2.0 GPA in minor, and 2.0 overall GPA