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School of Music

Jazz Studies

Degrees Offered

Master of Music (MM)
Jazz Studies
degree requirements (32 credits)
Courses
Credits
MUT 6177 Graduate Jazz Theory
3
MUM 6501 Music Production In Commercial Media
3
MUC 6625 Jazz Composition and Arranging
3
MVO 6460 Performance Principle (Jazz Studio
6-9)
MUS 6716 Research and Bibliography
3
MUS 6973 Individual Project or Recital
3
MUT 6629 Analytical Techniques
3
MUH/MUL 6000/7000
3
Approved Electives (a minimum of two hours must be in ensembles)
2-5
Secondary Concentration
Choral Conducting (12 credits)
Courses
Credits
MUG 6105 Graduate
6
MUS 6973 Individual Project
3
MUH/MUL/MUT 6000/7000 Approved Courses
3
Secondary Concentration
Composition (9 credits)
Courses
Credits
MUC 6930 Graduate Composition
6
MUC 5000/6000/7000 Elective
3
Secondary Concentration
Electronic Music (12 credits)
Courses
Credits

Four courses, 12 credits, from the following

MUC 5315 Introduction to Electroacoustic Music
3
MUC 6444 Composition of Electroacoustic Music
3
MUC 6445 Electroacoustic Music Composition: Digital I*
3
MUC 6446 Electroacoustic Music Composition: Digital II*
3
MUC 7447 Advanced Seminar in Electroacoustic Music*
3
MUC 7938 Seminar in Digital Sound Processing, Control, and Composition*
3

*Indicates the required sequence for Music Composition majors.

Secondary Concentration
Ethnomusicology (11 credits)
Courses
Credits
MUH 5505 Introduction to Ethnomusicology
3
MUH/MUL 5/6/7000 Approved Courses***
6
MUN 6496 World Music Ensemble
2

***An original research project in one of the MUH courses will be required.

Secondary Concentration
Instrumental Conducting (12 credits)
Courses
Credits
MUG 6105 Graduate
6
MUS 6973 Individual Project
3
MUH/MUL/MUT 6000/7000 Approved Courses
3
Secondary Concentration
Music Education (9 credits)
Courses
Credits
MUE 6785 Research in Music Education
3
MUE 6080 Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Music Education
3
MUS 6685 Psychology of Music
3
MUE 6931 Instructional Design in Music Education
3

(any 3 of the 4 classes may be taken to complete the 2nd concentration)

Secondary Concentration
Music History and Literature (12 credits)
Courses
Credits
MUH 5684 Introduction to Historical Musicology
3
MUH/MUL 5/6/7000 Approved Courses***
9

MUS 6716 Research Methods is a prerequisite for entrance into the concentration. Reading and/or speaking knowledge of an appropriate foreign language is strongly recommended. Also fulfills MUH/MUL course requirements in the first concentration.

***An original research project in one of the MUH courses will be required.

Secondary Concentration
Music Performance (9 credits)
Courses
Credits
MVO 6460 Performance
6
MUS 6973 Individual Project
3
Secondary Concentration
Music Theory (9 credits)
Courses
Credits
MUT 6751 Pedagogy of Music Theory
3
MUT 6936 Music Theory Seminar
3
MUT6000/7000 elective*
3

*in addition to MUT 3 Credit requirements in the first concentration

Secondary Concentration
Piano Pedagogy (Concentration) (9 credits)
Courses
Credits
MVK 6651 Piano Pedagogy
3
MVK 6661 Advanced Piano Pedagogy
3
MUS 6940 Supervised Teaching
3
Secondary Concentration
Sacred Music (9 credits)
Courses
Credits
MUT 6531 or 6445 Figured Bass and Continuo or Advanced Counterpoint
3
MUR 6206 Survey of Hymnody
3
MUR 6705 Sacred Music Literature
3
Minor in Jazz (Minor)
(19 credits)
Courses
Credits
Jazz Fundamentals 1 (MUT 1361)
2

Offered: Fall & Spring

Prerequisites: Pass Jazz Theory Proficiency

Jazz Fundamentals 2 (MUT 1362)
2

Offered: Fall & Spring

Prerequisites: Jazz Fundamentals 1

Jazz Aural Skills 1 (MUT 1214)
1

Offered: Fall & Spring

Prerequisites: Jazz Fundamentals 1

Keyboard lab fee

Jazz Ensemble (2 semesters) MUN 1710
2

Offered: Fall & Spring

Prerequisites: Audition

Jazz Ensemble (2 semesters) MUN 3713*
2

Offered: Fall & Spring

Prerequisites: Audition

Jazz Improvisation 1 (MUT 2641)
2

Offered: Fall & Spring

Prerequisites: Jazz Fundamentals 1 or by instructor approval.

Proficiency Exam Required

World Music Ensemble (MUN 2800)
1

Offered: Fall & Spring

Prerequisites: Audition

Jazz Chamber Music 1 (Combo) MUN 3714*
1

Offered: Fall & Spring

Prerequisites: Jazz Fundamentals 1 & 2

Keyboard lab fee

Jazz Arranging 1 (MUT 4365)*
2

Offered: Fall & Spring

Prerequisites: Jazz Fundamentals 1 & 2 and Jazz Improvisation 1

Keyboard lab fee

Jazz Arranging 2 (MUT 4366)*
2

Offered: Spring

Prerequisites: Jazz Arranging 1

Keyboard lab fee

Advanced Jazz Musicianship (MUT 4663)*
2

May be taken for repeat credit. Requires Exit Exam to count towards minor. Exam includes the performance of 8 standards from memory.

Offered: Fall & Spring

Prerequisites: Jazz Fundamentals 1 or by instructor approval.

Keyboard lab fee

Courses with * are 3000 or above

To attain the Jazz Minor a passing grade of B or better is required of all courses listed in the Jazz Minor.

Minor in Jazz Studies (Minor)

In order to pursue the Jazz Minor students must pass the Jazz Theory Proficiency Exam with a grade of B or higher. Students who receive a grade of B- or below will be permitted the option to study suggested materials and re-take the Jazz Theory Proficiency Exam in the following semester. Students will be allowed only one attempt per semester to take and pass the jazz Theory Proficiency Exam.

A passing grade of B is required for all courses listed in the jazz minor if these courses are to count towards the UF Jazz Minor. If a student does not achieve a B or higher in any course of the minor after two attempts he/she will no longer be eligible for the minor.

Students at UF may take Jazz Band at any time upon completion of a successful audition.

REQUIRED

·         MUT 1361   Jazz Fundamentals 1
·         MUT 1362   Jazz Fundamentals 2
·         MUT 1214   Jazz Aural Skills 1
·         MUN 1710   Jazz Ensemble (2 semesters)
·         MUN 3713* Jazz Ensemble (2 semesters)
·         MUT 2641   Jazz Improvisation (proficiency exam )
·         MUN 2800   World Music Ensemble
·         MUN 3714   Jazz Chamber Music 1 (Combo)
·         MUT 4365*  Jazz Arranging 1
·         MUT 4366*  Jazz Arranging 2
·         MUT 4663    Advanced Jazz Musicianship (may be taken for repeat credit. Requires exit exam to count towards minor. Exam includes the performance of 8 standard tunes from memory.) 

*3000 or above course.  Total Hours Required: 19

REGULATIONS

  • ALL STUDENTS MUST TAKE THE THEORY PLACEMENT EXAM BEFORE BEGINNING THEIR MINOR.
  • A TOTAL OF 12 OF THE HOURS MUST BE COMPLETED AT THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA.
  • ALL COURSES MUST BE COMPLETED WITH A "C" OR BETTER (NO S/U).
  • COURSES WITH A 4905 NUMBER WILL NOT APPLY TO THE MINORS IN MUSIC PERFORMANCE.
  • THE STUDENT MUST SEE THE UNDERGRADUATE ADVISOR IN THE SCHOOL OF MUSIC BEFORE ENROLLING FOR COURSEWORK.

THE STUDENT MUST FILL OUT THE "APPLICATION FOR MINOR" WITH THE REGISTRAR AFTER BEING ACCEPTED INTO HIS OR HER COLLEGE.

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