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Undergraduate & Graduate Dates to Remember*

Fall Term 2010

August 20-22 MBA Orientation
August 25-29 Wolfpack Welcome
August 30 Classes begin
September 3 Add deadline
October 29 Last day to withdraw & last day
to apply for graduation
December 10 Last day of classes
December 11-17 Final Exams

Spring Term 2011

January 8 New Student Orientation; MBA Orientation
January 10 Classes begin
January 14 Add deadline
March 4 Last day to withdraw
May 4 Last day of classes for undergraduate students
May 5 Last day of classes for graduate students
May 6-12 Final Exams for day division
May 9-12 Final Exams for graduate and evening students
May 14 Commencement - all colleges

*College of Law dates on Law Bulletin

Bachelor of Music—Jazz Studies (124 hrs.)

View Common Curriculum Requirements

Freshman   F S
MUPC M100 Recital Hour 0 0
MUGN M103 Technology for Music Students 0  
MUTH M102, 103 Theory I and II 4 4
MUHL M106 Introduction to Music Literature 2  
MUPC M110, 111 Piano Class I and II1 1 1
MUPR M121 – 150 Applied Study 2 2
MUJZ M108, 109 Improvisation I and II 2 2
MUEN M105 Major Ensemble 1 1
MUGN M110 Introduction to Music Industry Studies 0 3
Common Curriculum   3 3
      15 16
Sophomore      
MUPC M100 Recital Hour 0 0
MUTH M202, 203 Theory III and IV 4 4
MUJZ M107 Jazz Piano and Theory1 2  
MUPR M121 – 150 Applied Study 2 2
MUJZ M208, 209 Improvisation III and IV 2 2
MUEN M105 Major Ensemble 1 1
MUEN M304 Jazz Combo 1 1
Common Curriculum   3 6
      15 16
Junior      
MUPC M100 Recital Hour 0 0
MUPR M321 – 350 Applied Study 3 3
MUHL M306, 307 History of Western Art Music I and II 3 3
MUJZ M308, 309 Improvisation V and VI 2 2
MUEN M105 Major Ensemble 1 1
MUEN M304 Jazz Combo 1 1
Common Curriculum   6 6
      16 16
Senior   F S
MUPC M100 Recital Hour 0 0
MUTH M304 or M309 Jazz Composition or Modern Arranging2 2  
MUPR M300 Junior Recital/Recital Appearance 0  
MUPR M400 Senior Recital   0
MUHL M310 Evolution of Jazz Styles   2
MUPR M321 – 350 Applied Study 3 3
MUPC M300 Essentials of Conducting 2  
MUEN M304 Jazz Combo 1 1
MU   Music Electives3 2 2
Common Curriculum   6 6
      16 14
TOTAL: 124 cr. hrs.

1 Jazz piano principals must take four hours of music electives, in consultation with their advisor, in place of Piano Class I and II and Jazz Piano and Theory.

2 Jazz Composition is offered in Fall semesters, and Modern Arranging in Spring semesters, provided there is enough student interest to form a class.

3 Music electives selected in consultation with advisor.

Crossover Semester for Guitar Majors

All students enrolled in B.M. Jazz Studies Program as guitar majors are required to take one credit hour of classical guitar (one semester of one-half hour lessons) as part of their applied studies in jazz guitar. These students are also required to take two credit hours (one semester of hour lessons) in jazz guitar during the crossover semester. This crossover semester will normally take place in the junior or senior year.  Scheduling of the crossover lessons and alternatives to a crossover in classical guitar should be done in consultation with the Jazz Guitar professor and advisor.

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