Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies/Performance, Voice 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 Voice Concentration 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
Voice Concentration
MUSC 1203Voice Major3
MUSC 1204Voice Major3
MUSC 2203Voice Major3
MUSC 2204Voice Major3
MUSC 3203Voice Major3
MUSC 3204Voice Major3
MUSC 4203Voice Major3
MUSC 4284Voice Major3
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 6 credits:6
Large Jazz Ensemble
Ensemble
Intermediate Conducting
MUSC 2323Basic Conducting1
MUSC 2324Conducting Intermediate1
Secondary Piano
MUSC 1405Secondary Piano for Music Majors1
MUST 1106Jazz Secondary Piano1
MUST 2105Jazz Secondary Piano1
MUST 2106Jazz Secondary Piano1
Jazz Voice Major Elective
Take any combination of the following three courses for a total of 3 credits:3
Choral Ensemble
Topics in Music Theory
Seminar in Jazz Composition and Arranging
Jazz Arranging II
Seminar in Advanced Jazz Composition and Arranging
Electives
Free Electives3
Total Credit Hours124

Suggested Academic Plan

Bachelor of Music: Jazz Studies/Performance, Voice

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

Year 1
FallCredit Hours
MUSC 1203Voice Major3
MUSC 1405Secondary Piano for Music Majors1
MUSC 3100Small Jazz Ensemble1
Select one of the following:1
Large Jazz Ensemble 
Ensemble 
MUST 1711Theory I4
ENG 0802, 0812, or 0902Analytical Reading and Writing [GW]4
 Term Credit Hours14
Spring
MUSC 1204Voice Major3
MUST 1106Jazz Secondary Piano1
MUSC 3100Small Jazz Ensemble1
MUST 1712Theory II (Jazz)4
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Quantitative Literacy Course [GQ]4
 Term Credit Hours16
Year 2
Fall
MUSC 2203Voice Major3
MUST 2105Jazz Secondary Piano1
MUSC 3100Small Jazz Ensemble1
Select one of the following:1
Large Jazz Ensemble 
Ensemble 
MUST 2711Theory III4
MUST 1118Business of Music I2
IH 0851 or 0951Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I [GY]3
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
MUSC 2204Voice Major3
MUST 2106Jazz Secondary Piano1
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 3203Voice Major3
MUST 4112Jazz Arranging I3
MUST 4114Jazz Improvisation: Theory and Practice II2
MUSC 3100Small Jazz Ensemble1
Select one of the following:1
Large Jazz Ensemble 
Ensemble 
MUSC 2323Basic Conducting1
GenEd Breadth Course3
MUST 3196History of Pop [WI]3
 Term Credit Hours17
Spring
MUSC 3204Voice Major3
MUSC 3100Small Jazz Ensemble1
Select one of the following:1
Large Jazz Ensemble 
Ensemble 
MUST 2704Music in History3
MUST 4111Jazz Style and Analysis2
MUSC 2324Conducting Intermediate1
MUST 3896Theory Seminar II [WI]3
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours17
Year 4
Fall
MUSC 4203Voice Major3
MUSC 3100Small Jazz Ensemble1
Select one of the following:1
Large Jazz Ensemble 
Ensemble 
Jazz Voice Major Elective - Take any combination of the following for a total of 3 credits:3
Choral Ensemble 
Topics in Music Theory 
Seminar in Jazz Composition and Arranging 
Jazz Arranging II 
Seminar in Advanced Jazz Composition and Arranging 
GenEd Breadth Course3
Music Technology Elective (see list below)3
 Term Credit Hours14
Spring
MUSC 4284Voice Major3
MUSC 3100Small Jazz Ensemble1
MUST 2114History of Jazz3
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
Free Elective3
 Term Credit Hours16
 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 Technology3