Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies/Composition

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 / Composition is conferred upon a student by recommendation of the faculty and upon the satisfactory completion of a minimum of 123 credits. This major requires a concentration; the available concentrations are Instrumental (options include Bassoon, Brass, Cello, Clarinet, Classical Guitar, Double Bass, Euphonium, Flute, French Horn, Harp, Harpsichord, Historical Keyboard Instruments, Oboe, Percussion, Saxophone, String, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba, Viola, Violin, and Woodwinds), Piano, and Voice.

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 (Instrumental Concentration)

General Education courses32
Music Theory
MUST 1711Theory I4
MUST 1712Theory II4
MUST 2711Theory III4
MUST 2712Theory IV4
MUST 3896Theory Seminar II3
Music History
MUST 2704Music in History3
MUST 2114History of Jazz3
MUST 3196History of Pop3
Basic Conducting
MUSC 2323Basic Conducting1
Orchestration
MUST 3713Orchestration3
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
Jazz Studies
MUST 4110Seminar in Jazz Composition and Arranging (Take four times for eight total credits)8
MUST 4111Jazz Style and Analysis2
MUST 4112Jazz Arranging I3
MUST 4113Jazz Improvisation: Theory and Practice I2
MUST 4114Jazz Improvisation: Theory and Practice II2
MUST 4115Jazz Arranging II3
MUST 4120Seminar in Advanced Jazz Composition and Arranging (Take two times for four total credits)4
Instrumental Concentration
MUSC 1501Instrumental Concentration2
MUSC 1502Instrumental Concentration2
MUSC 2501Instrumental Concentration2
MUSC 2502Instrumental Concentration2
MUSC 3501Instrumental Concentration2
MUSC 3502Instrumental Concentration2
MUSC 4501Instrumental Concentration2
MUSC 4502Instrumental Concentration2
Secondary Piano
MUSC 1405Secondary Piano for Music Majors1
MUST 1106Jazz Secondary Piano1
MUST 2105Jazz Secondary Piano1
MUST 2106Jazz Secondary Piano1
Ensembles
Take any combination of the following four courses for a total of 10 credits:10
Small Jazz Ensemble
Large Jazz Ensemble
Choral Ensemble
Ensemble
Total Credit Hours123

Program Requirements (Piano Concentration)

General Education courses32
Music Theory
MUST 1711Theory I4
MUST 1712Theory II4
MUST 2711Theory III4
MUST 2712Theory IV4
MUST 3896Theory Seminar II3
Music History
MUST 2704Music in History3
MUST 2114History of Jazz3
MUST 3196History of Pop3
Basic Conducting
MUSC 2323Basic Conducting1
Orchestration
MUST 3713Orchestration3
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
Jazz Studies
MUST 4110Seminar in Jazz Composition and Arranging (Take four times for 8 total credits)8
MUST 4111Jazz Style and Analysis2
MUST 4112Jazz Arranging I3
MUST 4113Jazz Improvisation: Theory and Practice I2
MUST 4114Jazz Improvisation: Theory and Practice II2
MUST 4115Jazz Arranging II3
MUST 4120Seminar in Advanced Jazz Composition and Arranging (Take two times for 4 total credits)4
Piano Concentration
MUSC 1401Piano Concentration2
MUSC 1402Piano Concentration2
MUSC 2401Piano Concentration2
MUSC 2402Piano Concentration2
MUSC 3401Piano Concentration2
MUSC 3402Piano Concentration2
MUSC 4401Piano Concentration2
MUSC 4402Piano Concentration2
Ensembles
Take any combination of the following three courses for a total of 10 credits:10
Small Jazz Ensemble
Large Jazz Ensemble
Ensemble
Electives
Free Electives4
Total Credit Hours123

Program Requirements (Voice Concentration)

General Education courses32
Music Theory
MUST 1711Theory I4
MUST 1712Theory II4
MUST 2711Theory III4
MUST 2712Theory IV4
MUST 3896Theory Seminar II3
Music History
MUST 2704Music in History3
MUST 2114History of Jazz3
MUST 3196History of Pop3
Basic Conducting
MUSC 2323Basic Conducting1
Orchestration
MUST 3713Orchestration3
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
Jazz Studies
MUST 4110Seminar in Jazz Composition and Arranging (Take four times for 8 total credits)8
MUST 4111Jazz Style and Analysis2
MUST 4112Jazz Arranging I3
MUST 4113Jazz Improvisation: Theory and Practice I2
MUST 4114Jazz Improvisation: Theory and Practice II2
MUST 4115Jazz Arranging II3
MUST 4120Seminar in Advanced Jazz Composition and Arranging (Take two times for 4 total credits)4
Voice Concentration
MUSC 1201Voice Concentration2
MUSC 1202Voice Concentration2
MUSC 2201Voice Concentration2
MUSC 2202Voice Concentration2
MUSC 3201Voice Concentration2
MUSC 3202Voice Concentration2
MUSC 4201Voice Concentration2
MUSC 4202Voice Concentration2
Secondary Piano
MUSC 1405Secondary Piano for Music Majors1
MUST 1106Jazz Secondary Piano1
MUST 2105Jazz Secondary Piano1
MUST 2106Jazz Secondary Piano1
Ensembles
Take any combination of the following four courses for a total of 10 credits:10
Small Jazz Ensemble
Large Jazz Ensemble
Choral Ensemble
Ensemble
Total Credit Hours123

Suggested Academic Plan

Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies/Composition

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

Year 1
FallCredit Hours
MUSC 1405Secondary Piano for Music Majors11
Select one of the following:1
Small Jazz Ensemble 
Large Jazz Ensemble 
Choral Ensemble 
Ensemble 
MUST 1711Theory I4
MUST 1118Business of Music I2
ENG 0802, 0812, or 0902Analytical Reading and Writing [GW]4
GenEd Breadth Course3
Select one of the following:2
Voice Concentration 
Piano Concentration 
Instrumental Concentration 
 Term Credit Hours17
Spring
MUST 1106Jazz Secondary Piano11
Select one of the following:1
Small Jazz Ensemble 
Large Jazz Ensemble 
Choral Ensemble 
Ensemble 
MUST 1712Theory II (Jazz)4
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Quantitative Literacy Course [GQ]4
Select one of the following:2
Voice Concentration 
Piano Concentration 
Instrumental Concentration 
 Term Credit Hours15
Year 2
Fall
MUST 2105Jazz Secondary Piano11
Select one of the following:1
Small Jazz Ensemble 
Large Jazz Ensemble 
Choral Ensemble 
Ensemble 
Select one of the following:1
Small Jazz Ensemble 
Large Jazz Ensemble 
Choral Ensemble 
Ensemble 
MUST 2711Theory III (Jazz)4
GenEd Breadth Course3
IH 0851 or 0951Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I [GY]3
Select one of the following:2
Voice Concentration 
Piano Concentration 
Instrumental Concentration 
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
MUST 2106Jazz Secondary Piano11
Select one of the following:1
Small Jazz Ensemble 
Large Jazz Ensemble 
Choral Ensemble 
Ensemble 
Select one of the following:1
Small Jazz Ensemble 
Large Jazz Ensemble 
Choral Ensemble 
Ensemble 
MUST 2712Theory IV (Jazz)4
MUST 4113Jazz Improvisation: Theory and Practice I2
MUST 2704Music in History3
IH 0852 or 0952Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II [GZ]3
Select one of the following:2
Voice Concentration 
Piano Concentration 
Instrumental Concentration 
 Term Credit Hours17
Year 3
Fall
MUST 4112Jazz Arranging I3
MUST 4114Jazz Improvisation: Theory and Practice II2
Select one of the following:1
Small Jazz Ensemble 
Large Jazz Ensemble 
Choral Ensemble 
Ensemble 
MUST 4110Seminar in Jazz Composition and Arranging2
MUSC 2323Basic Conducting1
GenEd Breadth Course3
MUST 3196History of Pop [WI]3
Select one of the following:2
Voice Concentration 
Piano Concentration 
Instrumental Concentration 
 Term Credit Hours17
Spring
MUST 4115Jazz Arranging II3
Select one of the following:1
Small Jazz Ensemble 
Large Jazz Ensemble 
Choral Ensemble 
Ensemble 
MUST 4111Jazz Style and Analysis2
MUST 4110Seminar in Jazz Composition and Arranging2
MUST 2114History of Jazz3
GenEd Breadth Course3
Select one of the following:2
Voice Concentration 
Piano Concentration 
Instrumental Concentration 
 Term Credit Hours16
Year 4
Fall
Select one of the following:1
Small Jazz Ensemble 
Large Jazz Ensemble 
Choral Ensemble 
Ensemble 
MUST 4110Seminar in Jazz Composition and Arranging2
MUST 4120Seminar in Advanced Jazz Composition and Arranging2
MUST 3713Orchestration3
Music Technology Elective (see list below)3
Select one of the following:2
Voice Concentration 
Piano Concentration 
Instrumental Concentration 
 Term Credit Hours13
Spring
Select one of the following:1
Small Jazz Ensemble 
Large Jazz Ensemble 
Choral Ensemble 
Ensemble 
MUST 4110Seminar in Jazz Composition and Arranging2
MUST 4120Seminar in Advanced Jazz Composition and Arranging2
GenEd Breadth Course3
MUST 3896Theory Seminar II [WI]3
Select one of the following:2
Voice Concentration 
Piano Concentration 
Instrumental Concentration 
 Term Credit Hours13
 Total Credit Hours: 123
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
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Piano concentration students should not take the 4 credits of Secondary Piano shown in this Academic Plan. They should instead take 4 additional credits of free electives.