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Piano Renewal Initiative

Please consider supporting our Piano Renewal Initiative. If you have a high-quality piano in good condition that you are no longer using, or if you would like to purchase or contribute towards a new piano, please contact the Department of Music Office for more information regarding our specific needs.

Metropolitan Club donates Steinway M grand piano

Katz Foundation donates new Steinway recital piano

Leon Bates Masterclass and Mini-Concert officially launches Piano Renewal Initiative.

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MASTER OF MUSIC IN JAZZ STUDIES


Charlie Young, III, M.M., Coordinator - Instrumental Jazz Studies
Connaitre Miller, M.M., Coordinator - Vocal Jazz Studies

Jazz Faculty: Jessica Boykin-Settles, Cyrus Chestnut, Kehembe Eichelberger, Fred Irby III, Sais Kamalidiin, Gerry Kunkel, John Mercer, Steve Novosel, Chris Royal, Harold Summey, Jr., Shacara West


MASTER OF MUSIC IN JAZZ STUDIES
must complete a minimum of 32 credits, 16 of which must be in the major concentration Jazz Studies, including improvisation, arranging and ensemble; 9 credits of supportive music courses, and 7 credits of electives.

Students in this program may arrange a concentration in either jazz performance or jazz arranging and composition. A qualifying recital is required at the end of the first year of study in order to remain in the program. Candidates for graduation must present a second recital of works approved by their advisor.


Master of Music in Jazz Studies: 32 credit hours


Major Area

MUSI-210 Jazz History Grad 3
MUSH-392 Improvisation 3
MUTI-xxx Jazz Ensemble (Grad) OR
MUSH-286 Jazz Vocal Workshop 1
MUxx-xxx Principal Instrument Grad 3
MUSH-434 Vocal Arranging (Grad) 3 OR
MUSH-383 Jazz Arranging I (Grad) 3

Total Major Area ----------------------------------------- 16 Credits


Supportive Courses in Music

MUSH-300 Graduate Seminar 3
MUSH-250 Pedagogy of Improvisation 3
MUSI-376 Electronic Music Grad 3

Total Supportive Courses in Music----------------------- 9 Credits


Electives
At least seven (7) credits of the following:

MUSI- 265 Jazz Composition 3
MUxx- xxx Principal Instrument Grad 3
MUTI- xxx Jazz Ensemble (Grad) 1
MUSH-287 Jazz Vocal Workshop Grad 1
MUSI-232 Entertainment Law Grad 3
MUSI-392 Jazz Piano Grad 3
MUSH-260 Independent Study Grad 3
MUSH-434 Vocal Arranging Grad OR MUSH-xxx Jazz Arranging II (Grad)

Total Electives ----------------------------------------------- 7 Credits

 

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Formation of College of Fine Arts Postponed

8/6/2019. The University has revised the timeline for transforming the departments of Art, Theatre and Music, currently comprising The Division of Fine Arts in the College of Arts and Sciences, into a new College of Fine Arts. Read more...

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Jazz Choir Auditions
Tuesday, August 20, 2:10-3:30 PM, Childers Recital Hall (Rm 3001) and Thursday, August 22, 2 PM-, Room 3009, Lulu Vere Childers Hall - OPEN TO ALL INTERESTED HU STUDENTS!

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