Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies/Performance, Piano Concentration

Terell Stafford, Director
215-204-8036
tstaffor@temple.edu

Students of Temple's Jazz Studies program have the opportunity to participate in both large and small ensembles. Jazz Band, Lab Band, Brass Ensemble, Fusion Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Guitar Ensemble, Vocal Ensemble, and New Music by Temple Composers provide a comprehensive performance experience in solo as well as ensemble playing for both instrumentalists and vocalists. All of the performing groups are coached by an experienced faculty of musician-educators. Graduates are prepared to begin a career as professional performers. 

Summary of Requirements

The Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies/Performance with a concentration in Piano (options include Harpsichord, Historical Keyboard Instruments, and Piano) is conferred upon a student by recommendation of the faculty and upon the satisfactory completion of a minimum of 124 credits.

University Requirements

  • All students are required to complete the university's General Education (GenEd) curriculum.
  • All students must take a minimum of two writing-intensive courses. The specific writing-intensive courses required for the major are MUST 3196 and MUST 3896.

Program Requirements

General Education courses32
Music Theory
MUST 1711Theory I4
MUST 1712Theory II4
MUST 2711Theory III4
MUST 2712Theory IV4
Music History
MUST 2704Music in History3
MUST 2114History of Jazz3
MUST 3196History of Pop3
Jazz Studies
MUST 3896Theory Seminar II3
MUST 4111Jazz Style and Analysis2
MUST 4112Jazz Arranging I3
MUST 4113Jazz Improvisation: Theory and Practice I2
MUST 4114Jazz Improvisation: Theory and Practice II2
The Business of Music
MUST 1118Business of Music I2
Music Technology Elective
Select one of the following:3
Computer Synthesis of Music
Sound Recording
Sound Editing
Composing Music for Films
MIDI
Music Technology
Piano Concentration
MUSC 1403Piano Major4
MUSC 1404Piano Major4
MUSC 2403Piano Major4
MUSC 2404Piano Major4
MUSC 3403Piano Major4
MUSC 3404Piano Major4
MUSC 4403Piano Major4
MUSC 4484Piano Major4
Ensembles
MUSC 3100Small Jazz Ensemble (Take eight times for eight total credits)8
Take any combination of the following two courses for a total of 5 credits:5
Large Jazz Ensemble
Ensemble
Basic Conducting
MUSC 2323Basic Conducting1
Electives
Free Electives4
Total Credit Hours124

Suggested Academic Plan

Bachelor of Music: Jazz Studies/Performance, Piano Concentration

Requirements for New Students starting in the 2016-2017 Academic Year

Year 1
FallCredit Hours
ENG 0802, 0812, or 0902Analytical Reading and Writing [GW]4
MUSC 1403Piano Major4
MUSC 3100Small Jazz Ensemble1
Select one of the following:1
Large Jazz Ensemble 
Ensemble 
MUST 1711Theory I4
 Term Credit Hours14
Spring
MUSC 1404Piano Major4
MUSC 3100Small Jazz Ensemble1
Select one of the following:1
Large Jazz Ensemble 
Ensemble 
MUST 1712Theory II4
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Quantitative Literacy Course [GQ]4
 Term Credit Hours17
Year 2
Fall
MUSC 2403Piano Major4
MUSC 3100Small Jazz Ensemble1
Select one of the following:1
Large Jazz Ensemble 
Ensemble 
MUST 1118Business of Music I2
MUST 2711Theory III4
IH 0851 or 0951Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I [GY]3
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
MUSC 2404Piano Major4
MUSC 3100Small Jazz Ensemble1
Select one of the following:1
Large Jazz Ensemble 
Ensemble 
MUST 2712Theory IV4
MUST 4113Jazz Improvisation: Theory and Practice I2
IH 0852 or 0952Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II [GZ]3
 Term Credit Hours15
Year 3
Fall
MUSC 2323Basic Conducting1
MUSC 3100Small Jazz Ensemble1
MUSC 3403Piano Major4
MUST 3196History of Pop [WI]3
MUST 4112Jazz Arranging I3
MUST 4114Jazz Improvisation: Theory and Practice II2
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours17
Spring
MUSC 3100Small Jazz Ensemble1
MUSC 3404Piano Major4
MUST 2704Music in History3
MUST 3896Theory Seminar II [WI]3
MUST 4111Jazz Style and Analysis2
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours16
Year 4
Fall
MUSC 3100Small Jazz Ensemble1
MUSC 4403Piano Major4
Select one of the following:1
Large Jazz Ensemble 
Ensemble 
Music Technology Elective (see list below)3
GenEd Breadth Course3
Free Elective4
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
MUST 2114History of Jazz3
MUSC 3100Small Jazz Ensemble1
MUSC 4484Piano Major4
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours14
 Total Credit Hours: 124
Music Technology Electives
MUST 4712Computer Synthesis of Music (Spring)3
MUST 4713Sound Recording (Fall)3
MUST 4714Sound Editing (Spring)3
MUST 4716Composing Music for Films (Fall)3
MUST 4719MIDI (Fall)3
MUST 4762Music Technology (Spring)3