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Courses

MUS 2100 Jazz Improvisation (1 unit)

An extensive study of jazz improvisation, including performance techniques, concepts and styles. Students will acquire theoretical knowledge and will apply it to performance. Students will then improvise on jazz standards. Students must provide their own instrument. Prerequisite: Knowledge of major/minor scales and major, minor, and dominant 7th chords

MUS 2101 Functional Jazz Piano (1 unit)

Study and practice of jazz keyboard harmony including chord voicings, jazz nomenclature, rhythms, and other related issues through analysis of repertoire and recordings. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. (Fall in alternating years)

MUS 2110 Jazz Improvisation II (1 unit)

Study of jazz theory and improvisation through analysis of significant repertoire and recordings. Prerequisite: MUS 2100 or consent of instructor. (Spring in alternating years)

MUS 2480 Jazz Ensemble (2 units)

Study and performance of repertoire and styles for the jazz ensemble. Students participate in jazz concerts and study improvisation; field trips and off-campus performances maybe required by the instructor. May be repeated for a total of 16 units.

MUS 2480 Jazz Ensemble (2 units)

Study and performance of repertoire and styles for the jazz ensemble. Students participate in jazz concerts and study improvisation; field trips and off-campus performances maybe required by the instructor. May be repeated for a total of 16 units.

MUS 2501 Jazz Chamber Ensemble (1 unit)

Performance application of jazz improvisation and repertoire for small chamber ensemble. Ensembles perform at least one concert per semester. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

MUS 3300 Jazz Arranging (1 unit)

(Formerly MUS 2300/4300) Study and practice of jazz arranging for the small ensemble through analysis of significant composers and repertoire. Prerequisite: MUS 2110 (Fall in alternating years)

MUS 3350 Jazz Techniques for the Music Educator (1 unit)

Training in jazz rehearsal techniques, jazz literature for large and small groups, and improvisation pedagogy for future music educators. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. (Spring in alternating years)

MUS 3410 History of Jazz (3 units)

An introduction to jazz with concentration on its evolution and its development in the United States. Satisfies G.E. area F2. Prerequisite: Junior standing. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

Also available as an online course.

MUS 4230 - Media Project (1 Unit) 

Creation of a technology-based product for the purpose of entrepreneurship and career development. Examples of such a product include a website, digital portfolio, or demo recording. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.

MUS 4480 Jazz Ensemble (2 units)

Study and performance of repertoire and styles for the jazz ensemble. Students participate in jazz concerts and study improvisation; field trips and off-campus performances may be required by the instructor. May be repeated for a total of 16 units.

MUS 4501 Jazz Chamber Ensemble (1 unit)

Performance application of jazz improvisation techniques and repertoire for small chamber ensemble. Ensembles perform at least one concert per semester. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

MUS 4900 Senior Recital or Project (1 unit)

The preparation and presentation of either a public recital or an equivalent project in the music discipline. Students giving Senior Recitals must have at least two semesters of senior-level applied instruction. Students who select the Project Track must have completed at least two semesters of junior-level applied study. Prerequisites: Senior standing and completion of two semesters of applied study at the appropriate level. (Fall, Spring)

MUS 4980 Individual Study (1-4 units)

For students capable of independent work and in need of advanced and specialized study. May be repeated for a total of 6 units. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and Department Chair. (Fall, Spring)

Updated: 11/01/2012
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