This minor is open to music and non music majors who wish to explore America's unique art form. It is open to all instrumentalists and vocalists, including students who perform on instruments not normally associated with jazz.
No prior experience in jazz is needed, but candidates must pass a music audition.
Students in the keyboard area use the Keyboard Skills I credit as a music elective.
University policy states that students must earn 8 distinct credits that are not used for their major toward their degree, with a minimum 2.00 GPA earned in all courses applied to the minor. For policies governing all minors, see AP.5.3.4 Minors.
Total credits: 20
|Select 2 credits of Applied Music Options (course list follows)||2|
|MUSI 107||Jazz and Blues in America (Mason Core)||3|
|MUSI 113||Aural Skills I||1|
|MUSI 115||Theory I||3|
|MUSI 116||Theory II||3|
|MUSI 171||Keyboard Skills I||1|
|Two semesters of|
|Recital Attendance (two semesters) 1|
|MUSI 311||Jazz Studies||3|
|Three credits of||3|
|Chamber Ensembles (Mason Core) (Jazz Chamber Ensembles)|
|MUSI 379||Jazz Improvisation||1|
All students who enroll as music minors and jazz studies minors must take MUSI 300 Recital Attendance for two semesters. A grade of S (satisfactory) must be earned each semester.
Applied Music Options
|See Music advisor for registration permission and options.|
|MUSI 242||Applied Music in Keyboard||2|
|MUSI 243||Applied Music in Voice||2|
|MUSI 244||Applied Music in Woodwind||2|
|MUSI 245||Applied Music in Brass||2|
|MUSI 246||Applied Music in String||2|
|MUSI 247||Applied Music in Percussion||2|
|MUSI 248||Applied Music in Composition||2|
|MUSI 442||Applied Music in Keyboard||2-3|
|MUSI 443||Applied Music in Voice||2-3|
|MUSI 444||Applied Music in Woodwind||2-3|
|MUSI 445||Applied Music in Brass||2-3|
|MUSI 446||Applied Music in String||2-3|
|MUSI 447||Applied Music in Percussion||2-3|
|MUSI 448||Applied Music in Composition||2-3|