UCM Jazz Ensemble with saxophone soloist

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Jazz Commercial, Bachelor of Music

Here’s what’s cookin’

The Jazz commercial degree will prepare you to perform and teach diverse jazz and commercial styles on a national scale. You’ll get the chance to perform with our two UCM Jazz Large Ensembles and with our Jazz-Rock Combos while taking classes related to improvisation, arranging, and history. UCM alumni have continued their studies in graduate Jazz programs at institutions such as Rutgers University, University of Northern Colorado, and University of Missouri-Kansas City. They have also secured professional jobs as performers and educators in the field.

Learning from the Best

Each semester you will receive instruction from UCM’s outstanding faculty and world-renowned guest artists. Recent guest artists include Tamir Hendelman, Shawn Pelton, Rob Scheps, Jerry Dodgion, Jim O’Connor, Jason Jackson, Todd Strait, Kathy Kosins, and Roger Rosenberg.

 

 

 

Course Requirements

The Music Department offers six options within the BM program of which Jazz-Commercial is one. Students will consult with their academic advisor to determine the unique course requirements for this option. Students must also complete all General Education and Major Core requirements

  • MUS 1085 - Jazz-Rock Combo (1)
  • MUS 1281 - History and Development of Jazz GE (3)
  • MUS 1400 - Computer Music Notation (0.5)
  • MUS 1450 - Audio and Acoustics GE (3)
  • MUS 2141 - Composition I (3)
  • MUS 2180 - Jazz Improvisation I (2)
  • MUS 2181 - Jazz Improvisation II (2)
  • MUS 2300 - Fundamentals of Conducting (3)
  • MUS 3060 - Junior Recital (1)
  • MUS 3213 - Music Since 1900 (3)
  • MUS 4060 - Senior Recital (1-2)
  • MUS 4125 - Form and Analysis (3)
  • MUS 4185 - Jazz-Commercial Arranging (3)
  • MUS 1410 - Introduction to Sound Reinforcement (0.5)

OR

  • MUS 1420 - Concert Recording (0.5)

OR

  • MUS 1430 - Introduction to Audio Production (0.5)

OR

  • MUS 1440 - Introduction to MIDI (0.5)
  • MUS 4181 - Advanced Jazz Improvisation (2) (taken 3 times)

OR

  • MUS 4186 - Advanced Jazz-Commercial Arranging (2) (taken 3 times)
  • Major instrument, 1000 level (8)
  • Major instrument, 3000 level (12)

**Minimum total of 20 hours in major instrument (1000 + 3000 level) will be met by applied music study on one instrument.

  • Electives in music (2)
  • Major Large Ensemble (6)
  • Non-Major Large Ensemble (2)

Contact

David Aaberg
Professor
HUD 118
Tel: (660)543-4909

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