Department of Music
Music and UNR

Department of Music

Church Fine Arts / 226

University of Nevada, Reno

Reno, NV 89557-0049

Phone: (775) 784-6145
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Bachelor of Music, Applied Music Major in Jazz

Suggested Course Load

Jazz & Improvisational Music Emphasis

To help students get a sense of what the course load of a four year Bachelor of Music degree program might look like, a suggested four year schedule is provided in the General Course Catalog. It is highly recommended that students consult with their academic advisor for building an actual plan that best suits the student's particular interests. This is a recommended or suggested schedule, but it's best to consult your advisor. Click on the Years below to see a typical schedule:

Since degree requirements and course offerings can change from year to year, consult the General Course Catalog for your appropriate school year's requirements and suggestions.

Academic Year 2012-2013

  • RECOMMENDED SCHEDULE--Jazz Specialization
    1. First Year - Fall Semester
      1. MUS 100--Concert Class (0 credits)
      2. MUS 109R--Functional Piano I (or applied) (1 credit)
      3. MUS 203R--Music Theory I (3 credits)
      4. MUS 211--Sightsinging and Dictation I (1 credit)
      5. MUS 217--Jazz Rhythm Theory (1 credit)
      6. MUSA Applied Lessons (100-200 level) (2 credits)
      7. MUSE 131--Jazz Ensemble (1 credit)
      8. MUSE 133--Jazz Combo (1 credit)
      9. MUSE Major Ensemble* (1 credit)
      10. ENG 101--Composition I (3 credits)
      11. MATH 120--Fundamentals of College Mathematics (3 credits)
      12. TOTAL (17 credits)
    2. First Year - Spring Semester
      1. MUS 100--Concert Class (0 credits)
      2. MUS 110R--Functional Piano II (1 credit)
      3. MUS 122R--Survey of Jazz (3 credits)
      4. MUS 204R--Music Theory II (3 credits)
      5. MUS 212--Sightsinging and Dictation II (1 credit)
      6. MUSA Applied Lessons (100-200 level) (2 credits)
      7. MUSE 131--Jazz Ensemble (1 credit)
      8. MUSE 133--Jazz Combo (1 credit)
      9. MUSE Major Ensemble* (1 credit)
      10. ENG 102 (3 credits)
      11. TOTAL (16 credits)
    3. Second Year - Fall Semester
      1. MUS 100--Concert Class (0 credits)
      2. MUS 253--Jazz Improvisation I (2 credits)
      3. MUS 301--Music Theory III (3 credits)
      4. MUS 311R--Sightsinging and Dictation III (1 credit)
      5. MUSA Applied Lession (100-200 level) (2 credits)
      6. MUS 255--Jazz Keyboard Techniques I (1 credit)
      7. MUSE 131--Jazz Ensemble (1 credit)
      8. MUSE 133--Jazz Combo (1 credit)
      9. Core Social Science (3 credits)
      10. Core Natural Science A (3 credits)
      11. TOTAL (17 credits)
    4. Second Year - Spring Semester
      1. MUS 100--Concert Class (0 credits)
      2. MUS 254--Jazz Improvisation II (2 credits)
      3. MUS 256--Jazz Keyboard II (1 credit)
      4. MUS 300--Continuation Exam (0 credits)
      5. MUS 302--Music Theory IV (3 credits)
      6. MUS 312R--Sightsinging and Dictation IV (1 credit)
      7. MUSA Applied Lesson (100-200 level) (2 credits)
      8. MUSE 131--Jazz Ensemble (1 credit)
      9. MUSE 133--Jazz Combo (1 credit)
      10. Core Natural Science B (3 credits)
      11. CH 201--Ancient and Medieval Cultures (3 credits)
      12. TOTAL (17 credits)
    5. Third Year - Fall Semester
      1. MUS 100--Concert Class (0 credits)
      2. MUS 341--Music History I (3 credits)
      3. MUS 355R--Jazz Arranging I (3 credits)
      4. MUSA Applied Lessons (300-400 level) (3 credits)
      5. MUSA Secondary Instrument (1 credit)
      6. MUSE 431--Jazz Ensemble (1 credit)
      7. MUSE 433--Jazz Combo (1 credit)
      8. CH 202--The Modern World (3 credits)
      9. Elective (3 credits)
      10. TOTAL (16 credits)
    6. Third Year - Spring Semester
      1. MUS 100--Concert Class (0 credits)
      2. MUS 342--Music History II (3 credits)
      3. MUS 356--Jazz Arranging II (3 credits)
      4. MUSA Applied Lesson (300-400 level) (3 credits)
      5. MUSA Secondary Instrument (1 credit)
      6. MUSE 431--Jazz Ensemble (1 credit)
      7. MUSE 433--Jazz Combo (1 credit)
      8. Junior Recital (0 credits)
      9. CH 203--American Experiences and Constitutional Change (3 credits)
      10. Elective (3 credits)
      11. TOTAL (16 credits)
    7. Fourth Year - Fall Semester
      1. MUS 100--Concert Class (0 credits)
      2. MUS 353R--Jazz Improv III (2 credits)
      3. MUS 362R--Beginning Conducting (2 credits)
      4. MUS 431--Exploring World Music (Capstone/Diversity) (3 credits)
      5. MUS 432--Jazz Cultures (3 credits)
      6. MUSA Applied Lesson (300-400 level) (2 credits)
      7. MUSE 431--Jazz Ensemble (1 credit)
      8. MUSE 433--Jazz Combo (1 credit)
      9. Elective (3 credits)
      10. TOTAL (15 credits)
    8. Fourth Year - Spring Semester
      1. MUS 100--Concert Class (0 credits)
      2. MUS 354R--Jazz Improv IV (2 credits)
      3. MUS 410R--Jazz Composition (3 credits)
      4. MUSA Applied Lesson (300-400 level) (2 credits)
      5. MUSE 431--Jazz Ensemble (1 credit)
      6. MUSE 433--Jazz Combo (1 credit)
      7. MUS 499--Senior Recital (0 credits)
      8. Capstone outside the major (3 credits)
      9. Elective (2 credits)
      10. TOTAL (14 credits)

*Two Major Ensemble credits must be outside of Jazz Lab Band.

 

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