Jazz Studies - Minor

College of the Arts
School of Music
E101 Center for the Performing Arts
Kent Campus
330-672-2172
schoolofmusic@kent.edu
www.kent.edu/music


Description

The Jazz Studies minor program provides instruction in performance, composition and arranging. Prospective Jazz Studies minors must audition in voice or on an instrument for acceptance into the program. Audition information can be obtained by visiting School of Music website.

Fully Offered At:

  • Kent Campus

Admission Requirements

Admission to a minor is open to students enrolled in a bachelor’s degree, the A.A.B. or A.A.S. degree or the A.T.S. degree (not Individualized Program major). Students enrolled only in the A.A. or A.S. degree or the A.T.S. degree in Individualized Program may not declare a minor. Students may not pursue a minor and a major in the same discipline.

Minor Requirements

[JAZZ]

Minor Requirements (min C grade require in all courses)
MUS 17013FUNDAMENTALS OF JAZZ PIANO 1
MUS 36011APPLIED MUSIC - JAZZ (2 semesters) 14
MUS 41341JAZZ IMPROVISATION I 1
MUS 41342JAZZ COMPOSING AND ARRANGING 22
MUS 41351JAZZ IMPROVISATION II 1
MUS 42162JAZZ STYLES AND ANALYSIS 3
MUS 45231JAZZ ENSEMBLE (4 semesters)4
MUS 45312JAZZ COMBO DEVELOPMENT (2 semesters)2
Minimum Total Credit Hours:18
1

A half jazz recital or approved equivalent is required to complete the program. Registration in MUS 36011 is required during the jazz recital semester. 

2

Advanced pianists replace with MUS 48598.

Graduation Requirement

Minimum Minor GPA
2.250
  • Minimum C grade required for all minor courses