Music Major, Jazz Studies Concentration (B.Mus.) - Undergraduate - 2015 University Catalog

The Cali School Jazz Studies program provides creative and innovative training in all styles of jazz for undergraduate students who wish to become jazz professionals. 

For further information: Cali School of Music; Academic Program Information

Curriculum Requirements: All university students must fulfill the set of General Education requirements applicable to their degree. In addition, the following requirements apply to the major.

 


JAZZ STUDIES CONCENTRATION

Complete 86 semester hours including the following 8 requirement(s):

  1. THEORY/AURAL SKILLS

    Complete 8 courses for 16 semester hours:

    MUCP 101 Theory I (3 hours lecture) 3
    MUCP 102 Theory II (3 hours lecture) 3
    MUCP 103 Aural Skills I (3 hours lecture) 1
    MUCP 104 Aural Skills II 1
    MUCP 201 Theory III (3 hours lecture) 3
    MUCP 202 Theory IV (3 hours lecture) 3
    MUCP 203 Aural Skills III (3 hours lecture) 1
    MUCP 204 Aural Skills IV (3 hours lecture) 1
  2. APPLIED MUSIC

    Complete 8 courses for 24 semester hours:

    MUAP 121 Applied Music I 2
    MUAP 122 Applied Music II 2
    MUAP 223 Applied Music III 2
    MUAP 224 Applied Music IV 2
    MUAP 345 Applied Music V 4
    MUAP 346 Applied Music VI 4
    MUAP 447 Applied Music VII 4
    MUAP 448 Applied Music VIII 4
  3. PERFORMANCE PRACTICUM

    Complete for a total of 4 semester hours.

    MUPR 140 Performance Practicum for Performance Majors 0.5
  4. SECONDARY INSTRUMENT

    Complete 1 of the following requirements based on your primary instrument:

    1. KEYBOARD MAJORS ONLY

      Complete 2 courses for 2 semester hours:

      MUCP 310 Keyboard Harmony I (2 hours studio) 1
      MUCP 311 Keyboard Harmony II (2 hours studio) 1
    2. GUITAR MAJORS ONLY

      Complete 4 courses for 4 semester hours:

      MSSN 101 Keyboard Musicianship I (2 hours studio) 1
      MSSN 102 Keyboard Musicianship II (2 hours studio) 1
      MUCP 320 Guitar Fingerboard Harmony I (2 hours studio) 1
      MUCP 321 Guitar Fingerboard Harmony II (2 hours studio) 1
    3. OTHER INSTRUMENT MAJORS

      Complete 2 courses for 2 semester hours:

      MSSN 101 Keyboard Musicianship I (2 hours studio) 1
      MSSN 102 Keyboard Musicianship II (2 hours studio) 1
  5. RECITALS

    1. SOPHMORE/JUNIOR RECITAL

      Complete 1 course for 1 semester hours from the following list

      MUPR 295 Sophomore Recital 1
      MUPR 395 Junior Recital 1
    2. SENIOR RECITAL

      Complete 1 course for 1 semester hours:

      MUPR 495 Senior Recital 1
  6. ENSEMBLES

    1. REQUIRED ENSEMBLE

      Complete for a total of 6 semester hours

      MUEN 190 Jazz Ensemble (2 hours studio) 0.5
    2. ENSEMBLE ELECTIVES

      Complete 2 semester hours from the following list.

      MUEN 100 Montclair State University Chorale 0.5
      MUEN 101 Montclair State University Singers 0.5
      MUEN 110 Orchestra (4.5 hours studio) 0.5
      MUEN 120 Band 0.5
      MUEN 130 Opera Workshop (4 hours lecture) 0.5
      MUEN 140 Collegium Musicum 0.5
      MUEN 180 Chamber Ensemble Performance 0.5
  7. MUSIC HISTORY

    Complete 4 courses for 12 semester hours:

    MUHS 106 Diverse Worlds of Music (3 hours lecture) 3
    MUHS 307 Music in Time, Place and Ideas: Up to 1700 (3 hours lecture) 3
    MUHS 308 Music in Time, Place and Ideas: 1700-1890 (3 hours lecture) 3
    MUHS 407 Music in Time, Place and Ideas: 1890 to Present (3 hours lecture) 3
  8. JAZZ STUDIES

    Complete 7 courses for 18 semester hours:

    MUCP 250 Jazz Theory (3 hours lecture) 3
    MUCP 355 Jazz Arranging (3 hours lecture) 3
    MUGN 109 Introduction to Jazz (3 hours lecture) 3
    MULT 301 Jazz Literature I (2 hours lecture) 2
    MULT 302 Jazz Literature II 2
    MUMG 100 Introduction to the Fine and Performing Arts (3 hours lecture) 3
    MUPR 210 Jazz Keyboard and Theory 2

Course Descriptions:

MSSN101: Keyboard Musicianship I (2 hours studio)

Keyboard skills including major and minor scales, arpeggios and chord progressions, sightreading, transposition, harmonization, improvisation. Group instruction. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: Music (MUSC) and Musical Theatre (MUTR) majors only.

MSSN102: Keyboard Musicianship II (2 hours studio)

Continuation of MSSN 101. Group instruction. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: MSSN 101; Music (MUSC) and Musical Theatre (MUTR) majors only.

MUAP121: Applied Music I

Fifteen one-hour lessons per semester, private instruction. May not be repeated for credit. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: Music (MUSC) and Musical Theatre (MUTR) majors only. John J Cali School of Music approval.

MUAP122: Applied Music II

Fifteen one-hour lessons per semester, private instruction. May not be repeated for credit. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: Majors only; MUAP 121.

MUAP223: Applied Music III

Fifteen one-hour lessons per semester, private instruction. May not be repeated for credit. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: Majors only; MUAP 122.

MUAP224: Applied Music IV

Fifteen one-hour lessons per semester, private instruction. May not be repeated for credit. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: Majors only; MUAP 223.

MUAP345: Applied Music V

Fifteen one-hour lessons per semester, private instruction. May not be repeated for credit. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: Majors only; MUAP 224.

MUAP346: Applied Music VI

Fifteen one-hour lessons per semester, private instruction. May not be repeated for credit. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: Majors only; MUAP 345.

MUAP447: Applied Music VII

Fifteen one-hour lessons per semester, private instruction. May not be repeated for credit. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: Majors only; MUAP 346.

MUAP448: Applied Music VIII

Fifteen one-hour lessons per semester, private instruction. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: Majors only; MUAP 447.

MUCP101: Theory I (3 hours lecture)

Study of harmony, counterpoint and musical analysis of small forms. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Music (MUSC) and Musical Theatre (MUTR) majors only.

MUCP102: Theory II (3 hours lecture)

Continuation of MUCP 101. Must be taken with MUCP 104. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MUCP 101; Music (MUSC) and Musical Theatre (MUTR) majors only.

MUCP103: Aural Skills I (3 hours lecture)

Sight reading and dictation in major and minor modes, using diatonic chord progressions. Basic solfeggio. Must be taken with MUCP 101. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: Music (MUSC) or Musical Theatre (MUTR) majors only.

MUCP104: Aural Skills II

Continuation of MUCP 103; must be taken with MUCP 102. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: MUCP 103; Music (MUSC) or Musical Theatre (MUTR) majors only.

MUCP201: Theory III (3 hours lecture)

Chromatic harmony; intermediate contrapuntal techniques; analysis of the larger instrumental forms. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MUCP 102; Music majors or minors only.

MUCP202: Theory IV (3 hours lecture)

Continuation of MUCP 201. Must be taken with MUCP 204. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MUCP 201; Music majors or minors only.

MUCP203: Aural Skills III (3 hours lecture)

Chromatic and non-tonal sight reading and dictation. "Fixed do" Solfeggio. To be taken with MUCP 201. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: MUCP 104; Music majors or minors only.

MUCP204: Aural Skills IV (3 hours lecture)

Continuation of MUCP 203. Must be taken with MUCP 202. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: MUCP 203; Music majors or minors only.

MUCP250: Jazz Theory (3 hours lecture)

Comprehensive study of jazz harmony including in-depth inquiry into past and present common practice. Basic concepts such as chordal structures, progressions, diatonic reharmonization, pentatonic scales, and harmonic rhythm. Previous course MUCP 350 effective through Spring 2014. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MSSN 102.

MUCP310: Keyboard Harmony I (2 hours studio)

Skills pianists will need as professional performers, therapists, and educators. Harmonization, transposition, improvisation, realization of figured bass, reduction of open scores, and sightreading. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: MUCP 201.

MUCP311: Keyboard Harmony II (2 hours studio)

Continuation of MUCP 310. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: MUCP 310; Music majors or minors only.

MUCP320: Guitar Fingerboard Harmony I (2 hours studio)

All scale, arpeggio, triad and chord forms in every key and position will be performed and learned from a visual perspective which aids in transposition and memorization. Performing figured bass patterns, harmonizing melodies, analyzing harmonic progressions score reading, creating grand staff reductions and learning the different jazz chord symbols develops the necessary skills for a teaching and performing guitarist. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: MUCP 201.

MUCP321: Guitar Fingerboard Harmony II (2 hours studio)

All scale, arpeggio, triad and chord forms in every key and position will be performed and learned from a visual perspective which aids in transposition and memorization. Performing figured bass patterns, harmonizing melodies, analyzing harmonic progressions score reading, creating grand staff reductions and learning the different jazz chord symbols develops the necessary skills for a teaching and performing guitarist. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: MUCP 102.

MUCP355: Jazz Arranging (3 hours lecture)

An introduction to the concepts of jazz arranging and orchestration. Students will be given the tools to arrange and orchestrate for various sizes of jazz and/or contemporary ensembles. Concepts for creating two, three and five horn arrangements will be presented. The rhythm section, as used in both large and small groups, will be dealt with in depth. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MUCP 250.

MUEN100: Montclair State University Chorale

Montclair State University Chorale. May be repeated for credit. Previous course MUPR 030 effective through Spring 2014. 0.5 sh.

MUEN101: Montclair State University Singers

Study through rehearsal and performance of madrigals. Open to all through audition. May be repeated for credit. Previous course MUPR 020 effective through Spring 2014. 0.5 sh.

Prerequisites: By audition only.

MUEN110: Orchestra (4.5 hours studio)

Orchestra. May be repeated for credit. Previous course MUPR 031 effective through Spring 2014. 0.5 sh.

Prerequisites: Music majors or by audition.

MUEN120: Band

Band. May be repeated for credit. Previous course MUPR 032 effective through Spring 2014. 0.5 sh.

Prerequisites: Music majors or by audition.

MUEN130: Opera Workshop (4 hours lecture)

Opera studied through performance. Nature of dramatic music, problems of movement, make-up, costuming, props and scenery. May be repeated for credit. Previous course MUPR 034 effective through Spring 2014. 0.5 sh.

Prerequisites: By audition only.

MUEN140: Collegium Musicum

Workshop in performance of Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque music for instrumentalists and singers. Introduction to the elements of Renaissance musicianship (solmization, modes, musica ficta, notation, improvisation, and ornamentation). Introduction on early instruments (recorder,flute, viola, others). Concert performances of repertory studied. May be repeated for credit. Previous course MUPR 038 effective through Spring 2014. 0.5 sh.

MUEN180: Chamber Ensemble Performance

Study through playing or singing of chamber music in ensembles of varying size and musical styles. May be repeated for credit. Previous course MUPR 301 effective through Spring 2014. 0.5 sh.

Prerequisites: John J Cali School of Music approval.

MUEN190: Jazz Ensemble (2 hours studio)

Contemporary ensemble requirements like jazz phrasing, section playing, interpretation, improvisation studied through ensemble rehearsal and performance. May be repeated for credit. Previous course MUPR 302 effective through Spring 2014. 0.5 sh.

Prerequisites: John J Cali School of Music approval.

MUGN109: Introduction to Jazz (3 hours lecture)

Jazz as an American phenomenon. Musical materials as manipulated by jazz artists; the impact on American popular music, dance and theater; early jazz players and developments. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Fine and Performing Arts. Meets World Cultures Requirement. Previous course MUGN 209 effective through Spring 2014. 3 sh.

MUHS106: Diverse Worlds of Music (3 hours lecture)

An introduction to the diverse nature of the music experience by examining various traditions from Africa, Asia, South America, Europe and North America. Develops listening skills and considers the role of performer and their audiences in multiple frameworks, including ritual, political and the world of entertainment. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Music majors only.

MUHS307: Music in Time, Place and Ideas: Up to 1700 (3 hours lecture)

Studies in Western music from its beginnings to 1700. An introduction to music history and criticism; development of analytical methods appropriate to each repertory. Meets the University Writing Requirement for music majors. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MUCP 102; and ENWR 105 or HONP 100; Music majors and minors only.

MUHS308: Music in Time, Place and Ideas: 1700-1890 (3 hours lecture)

Studies in Western music from 1700 to 1890. An introduction to music history and criticism; development of analytical methods appropriate to each repertory. Meets the University Writing Requirement for music majors. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MUCP 102; and ENWR 105 or HONP 100; and MUCP 201; Music majors and minors only.

MUHS407: Music in Time, Place and Ideas: 1890 to Present (3 hours lecture)

Studies in Western music from 1890 to the present. An introduction to music history and criticism; development of analytical methods appropriate to each repertory. Meets the University Writing Requirement for music majors. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MUHS 307 and MUHS 308; Music majors and minors only.

MULT301: Jazz Literature I (2 hours lecture)

Analysis, performance, and memorization of basic level repertoire of the Jazz idiom, including historical perspectives. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: MUCP 250.

MULT302: Jazz Literature II

Analysis, Performance, and memorization of intermediate level repertoire of the Jazz idiom, including historical perspectives. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: MULT 301.

MUMG100: Introduction to the Fine and Performing Arts (3 hours lecture)

An examination of basic aspects and procedures of the music industry, including copyright, publishing, performing rights, production and recording, marketing, and merchandising. Special attention will be paid to current trends and technological developments. Open to music majors only; others by departmental approval. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Music major status; others by departmental approval.

MUPR140: Performance Practicum for Performance Majors

Performance of repertoire for coaching in interpretation, style, analysis, technique, etc. Required in conjunction with each course in the primary and major instrument. Previous course MUPR 040 effective through Spring 2014. 0.5 sh.

Prerequisites: Music Performance (MUPR), Music w/concentration:Jazz Studies (MUJZ) and Musical Theatre (MUTR) majors only.

MUPR210: Jazz Keyboard and Theory

Introduction to jazz techniques of harmonization, improvisation and theory at the keyboard in varying styles. Previous course MUPR 304 effective through Spring 2014. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: MSSN 102.

MUPR295: Sophomore Recital

Public performance of solo literature. Required of MUPR majors. This course will be graded. Previous course MUPR 203 effective through Spring 2014. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: MUAP 122, Music Performance (MUPR) majors only.

MUPR395: Junior Recital

Public performance of solo literature. Required of MUPR majors, if MUPR 295 not completed. This course will be graded. Previous course MUPR 303 effective through Spring 2014. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: MUAP 224. Music Performance (MUPR) majors only.

MUPR495: Senior Recital

Capstone performance of solo literature. Required for performance and theory/composition majors. Previous course MUPR 403 effective through Spring 2014. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: MUAP 447 or MUCP 445.