Jazz Performance

Prepares individuals for a career in music as jazz performers. Fulfills a portion of the Associate of Arts degree in Music 

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Analyze, practice and interpret jazz and popular music chord symbols.
  • Demonstrate the ability to analyze, learn, and perform standard jazz literature.
  • Prepare a program, program notes or other materials related to the coordinator, recital repertoire in cooperation with the instructor or recital.
Required Courses (17 units)  Units
MUS-25  Jazz Appreciation 3
MUS-36  Instrumental Chamber Ensembles (1 semester)  1.5
MUS-39  Applied Music I (2 semester)  6
MUS-52 Recital Performance .5
MUS-74  Jazz Proficiency  1
Jazz Improvisation and Theory (Choose from the list below 1
Performing Ensemble (Choose from list below)  4
Jazz Improvisation and Theory Units
MUS-43A Jazz Improvisation and Theory I 1
MUS-43B Jazz Improvisation and Theory II 1
MUS-43C  Jazz Improvisation and Theory III 1
Performing Ensembles  
Vocal Jazz Ensemble (two semesters)
Jazz Ensemble (two semesters)