Jazz Instrumentalist, BM
Offered in: Chicago
It is the goal of the Jazz and Contemporary Music program to produce graduates who are improvisers and creators of the highest caliber, and who are ready to compete professionally or continue their studies at an advanced level.
The program's objectives are to:
- Help each student realize her or his unique voice as a performer and as an arranger/composer.
- Develop students' historical and practical understanding of the musical language of jazz idioms and the evolution of jazz styles.
- Develop musicianship skills and performing ability so that students are able to conceive and execute musical ideas in a variety of performing situations.
- Foster habits and ideals of social justice consistent with Roosevelt University's mission and the "democratic" aspects of jazz itself.
The jazz combo sequence is designed so that each group is devoted to a particular style emphasis. Assignments rotate each semester so that over the course of the degree, students will acquire a foundation in the most crucial styles of jazz and learn important repertory and composers associated with each, through the experience of creating stylistically-faithful improvisations.
Technical and repertory requirements for each semester of applied study are published in the Music Conservatory Handbook. These intensify as the student progresses through the program, culminating in the senior recital, which displays the student's creativity, musical and technical abilities, understanding of the historical context and significance of the music being presented, as well as preparation, rehearsal, and leadership skills.
Please consult the CCPA Admission and Audition Information webpage for the Jazz and Contemporary Music audition requirements.
Bass, guitar, drumset, saxophone, trumpet,or trombone may be used as the major applied subject. C- is the minimum passing grade in Applied Music 271, 272, and 273. At the completion of the student's second year he/she must receive a minimum grade of B- in Applied Music 274 in the major area to be admitted to the upper division. In the upper division, the candidate must not receive a grade lower than B- for each course in the major applied area.
A grade lower than C- in any JAZZ course will be considered a failing grade.
|ACP 101||FIRST YEAR SEMINAR||3|
|ENG 101||COMPOSITION I: CRITICAL READING & WRITING||3|
|ENG 102||COMPOSITION II: INTRODUCTION TO ACADEMIC RESEARCH||3|
|Non-Music Elective Courses||9|
|Non-Music Elective Courses in African/African-American Studies or U.S. History||6|
|Large Jazz Ensemble||4|
|ENS 236||JAZZ COMBO||8|
|Major Instrument 271-374||32|
|JAZZ 305||COMPOSITION & ARRANGING I||3|
|JAZZ 306||COMPOSITION & ARRANGING II||3|
|JAZZ 310||JAZZ FORUM||0 (eight semesters)|
|Supportive Courses in Music|
|JAZZ 210||JAZZ THEORY I||3|
|JAZZ 211||ESSENTIALS OF JAZZ I||2|
|JAZZ 212||ESSENTIAL OF JAZZ I||2|
|JAZZ 215||JAZZ THEORY II||3|
|JAZZ 243||JAZZ PIANO TECHNIQUES I||2|
|JAZZ 244||JAZZ PIANO TECH II||2|
|JAZZ 245||UNDERSTANDING DRUMS AND BASS||2|
|JAZZ 350||INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC BUSINESS||2|
|JAZZ 360||JAZZ PEDAGOGY||2|
|MUHL 210||VERNACULAR MUSIC OF THE UNTIED STATES||3|
|MUHL 251||HISTORY OF WESTERN MUSIC I||3|
|MUHL 252||HISTORY OF WESTERN MUSIC II||3|
|MUHL 253||HISTORY OF WESTERN MUSIC III||3|
& MUSC 121B
& MUSC 121C
|MUSICIANSHIP I:WRITTEN SKILLS|
and MUSICIANSHIP I:AURAL SKILLS
and MUSICIANSHIP I:PIANO SKILLS
& MUSC 122B
& MUSC 122C
|MUSICIANSHIP II:WRITTEN SKILLS|
and MUSICIANSHIP II:AURAL SKILLS
and MUSICIANSHIP II:PIANO SKILLS
& MUSC 221B
|MUSICIANSHIP III:WRITTEN SKILLS|
and MUSCIANSHIP III:AURAL SKILLS
& MUSC 222B
|MUSICIANSHIP IV:WRITTEN SKILLS|
and MUSICIANSHIP IV:AURAL SKILLS
|Total credit hours||124|