Jazz or Contemporary Music - Instrumental, BM

Residency Requirement

A student must earn at least 60 credit hours at Roosevelt University.

Minimum Grade 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 and the juries associated with these courses. 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 and in PERF 262 SOPHOMORE JURY 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 (371 through 374), PERF 361 JUNIOR JURYPERF 362 SENIOR JURY, and PERF 314 SENIOR RECITAL .

A grade lower than C- in any JAZZ or CONT course will be considered a failing grade.

A student must earn a GPA of at least 3.0 in all major subject coursework.

Required Courses

General Studies
ARTL 101THE PROFESSIONAL PERFORMING ARTIST IN SOCIETY3
COMMUNICATION6
COMPOSITION I: CRITICAL READING & WRITING
COMPOSITION II: INTRODUCTION TO ACADEMIC RESEARCH
HUMANITIES/FINE AND PERFORMING ARTS6
MATH OR SCIENCE3
SOCIAL SCIENCE6
Must include one course in African or African-American studies
Major Area - Jazz
ENS 235LARGE JAZZ ENSEMBLE4
ENS 236JAZZ COMBO8
Major Instrument 271-374 (including Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, and Senior Juries and PERF 314 Senior Recital32
CONT 301
CONT 302
JAZZ 305COMPOSITION & ARRANGING I3
JAZZ 306COMPOSITION & ARRANGING II3
JAZZ 310JAZZ FORUM0
Supportive Courses in Music
JAZZ 210JAZZ THEORY I3
JAZZ 211ESSENTIALS OF JAZZ I2
JAZZ 212ESSENTIAL OF JAZZ I2
JAZZ 215JAZZ THEORY II3
JAZZ 243JAZZ PIANO TECHNIQUES I2
JAZZ 244JAZZ PIANO TECH II2
JAZZ 245UNDERSTANDING DRUMS AND BASS2
JAZZ 331IMPROVISATION II2
JAZZ 332IMPROVISATION III2
JAZZ 350CAREERS IN MUSIC3
MUHL 210THE VERNACULAR MUSIC OF THE UNITED STATES3
MUHL 252HISTORY OF WESTERN MUSIC II3
MUHL 253HISTORY OF WESTERN MUSIC III3
MUSC 121AMUSICIANSHIP I:WRITTEN SKILLS2
MUSC 121BMUSICIANSHIP I:AURAL SKILLS1
MUSC 121CMUSICIANSHIP I:PIANO SKILLS2
MUSC 122AMUSICIANSHIP II:WRITTEN SKILLS2
MUSC 122BMUSICIANSHIP II:AURAL SKILLS1
MUSC 122CMUSICIANSHIP II:PIANO SKILLS2
Total credit hours122
Major Area - Contemporary
ENS 235LARGE JAZZ ENSEMBLE4
ENS 236JAZZ COMBO8
Major Instrument 271-374 (including Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, and Senior Juries and PERF 314 Senior Recital)32
CMUS 301 Music Technology I3
CMUS 302 Music Technology II3
CMUS 305 Songwriting and Arranging I3
CMUS 306 Songwriting and Arranging II3
JAZZ 310JAZZ FORUM0
SUPPORTIVE COURSES IN MUSIC
JAZZ 210JAZZ THEORY I3
JAZZ 215JAZZ THEORY II3
JAZZ 243JAZZ PIANO TECHNIQUES I2
JAZZ 244JAZZ PIANO TECH II2
JAZZ 245UNDERSTANDING DRUMS AND BASS2
JAZZ 331IMPROVISATION II2
JAZZ 332IMPROVISATION III2
JAZZ 350CAREERS IN MUSIC3
MUHL 210THE VERNACULAR MUSIC OF THE UNITED STATES3
MUHL 241 Rock Music's Role in Society3
MUHL 242 The Power of Black American Music3
MUHL 252HISTORY OF WESTERN MUSIC II3
or MUHL 253 HISTORY OF WESTERN MUSIC III
MUSC 121 Musicianship I: Written Skills2
MUSC 121CMUSICIANSHIP I:PIANO SKILLS2
MUSC 122 Musicianship II: Written and Aural Skills2
MUSC 122CMUSICIANSHIP II:PIANO SKILLS2
GENERAL STUDIES (see above)24
Total Credit Hours119

Your degree map is a general guide suggesting courses to complete each term on the academic pathway to your degree. It is based on the most current scheduling information from your academic program. Your program’s degree map is reviewed annually and updated as schedules change (although you retain the same course requirements as long as you are continuously enrolled in your degree program).

Always work closely with your academic advisor to understand curriculum requirements and scheduling, as each student’s academic plan can look slightly different.

Year 1
FallCredit HoursSpringCredit Hours
ESTB 271, EGUI 271, JDR 271, SAX 271, TRPT 271, or TRBN 2713ESTB 272, EGUI 272, JDR 272, SAX 272, TRPT 272, or TRBN 2723
PERF 2611PERF 2611
ARTL 1013JAZZ 3100
ENG 1013ENG 1023
ENS 2361ENS 2361
JAZZ 3100JAZZ 2122
JAZZ 2112JAZZ 2452
MUSC 121A2MUSC 122A2
MUSC 121B1MUSC 122B1
MUSC 121C2MUSC 122C2
 18 17
Year 2
FallCredit HoursSpringCredit Hours
ESTB 273, EGUI 273, JDR 273, SAX 273, TRPT 273, or TRBN 2733ESTB 274, EGUI 274, JDR 274, SAX 274, TRPT 274, or TRBN 2743
PERF 2621PERF 2621
JAZZ 3100JAZZ 3100
ENS 2361ENS 2361
CONT 301CONT 302
JAZZ 2103JAZZ 2153
JAZZ 2432JAZZ 2442
General Studies (according to requirements)3General Studies (according to requirements)3
 13 13
Year 3
FallCredit HoursSpringCredit Hours
ESTB 371, EGUI 371, JDR 371, SAX 371, TRPT 371, or TRBN 3713ESTB 372, EGUI 372, JDR 372, SAX 372, TRPT 372, or TRBN 3723
PERF 3611PERF 3611
JAZZ 3100JAZZ 3100
ENS 2361ENS 2361
ENS 2351ENS 2351
JAZZ 3053JAZZ 3063
JAZZ 3312JAZZ 3322
MUHL 2103MUHL 2523
 14 14
Year 4
FallCredit HoursSpringCredit Hours
ESTB 373, EGUI 373, JDR 373, SAX 373, TRPT 373, or TRBN 3733ESTB 374, EGUI 374, JDR 374, SAX 374, TRPT 374, or TRBN 3743
PERF 3621PERF 3141
JAZZ 3100JAZZ 3100
ENS 2361ENS 2361
ENS 235 LARGE JAZZ ENSEMBLE1ENS 235 LARGE JAZZ ENSEMBLE1
JAZZ 3503MUHL 3513
MUHL 2533General Studies (according to requirements)3
General Studies (according to requirements)3 
 15 12
Total Credit Hours 116

Your degree map is a general guide suggesting courses to complete each term on the academic pathway to your degree. It is based on the most current scheduling information from your academic program. Your program’s degree map is reviewed annually and updated as schedules change (although you retain the same course requirements as long as you are continuously enrolled in your degree program).

Always work closely with your academic advisor to understand curriculum requirements and scheduling, as each student’s academic plan can look slightly different.

Year 1
FallCredit HoursSpringCredit Hours
ESTB 271, EGUI 271, JDR 271, SAX 271, TRPT 271, or TRBN 2713ESTB 272, EGUI 272, JDR 272, SAX 272, TRPT 272, or TRBN 2723
PERF 2611PERF 2611
JAZZ 3100JAZZ 3100
ARTL 1013ENG 1023
ENG 1013ENS 2361
ENS 2361JAZZ 2452
MUSC 121A2MUSC 122A2
MUSC 121B1MUSC 122B1
MUSC 121C2MUSC 122C2
 16 15
Year 2
FallCredit HoursSpringCredit Hours
ESTB 273, EGUI 273, JDR 273, SAX 273, TRPT 273, or TRBN 2733ESTB 274, EGUI 274, JDR 274, SAX 274, TRPT 274, or TRBN 2743
PERF 2621PERF 2621
JAZZ 3100JAZZ 3100
ENS 2361ENS 2361
CONT 301CONT 302
JAZZ 2103JAZZ 2153
JAZZ 2432JAZZ 2442
General Studies (according to requirements)3General Studies (according to requirements)3
 13 13
Year 3
FallCredit HoursSpringCredit Hours
ESTB 371, EGUI 371, JDR 371, SAX 371, TRPT 371, or TRBN 3713ESTB 372, EGUI 372, JDR 372, SAX 372, TRPT 372, or TRBN 3723
PERF 3611PERF 3611
JAZZ 3100JAZZ 3100
ENS 2361ENS 2361
ENS 235 LARGE JAZZ ENSEMBLE1ENS 235 Large Jazz Ensemble1
JAZZ 3053JAZZ 3063
JAZZ 3312JAZZ 3322
MUHL 2103MUHL 241
 14 11
Year 4
FallCredit HoursSpringCredit Hours
ESTB 373, EGUI 373, JDR 373, SAX 373, TRPT 373, or TRBN 3733ESTB 374, EGUI 374, JDR 374, SAX 374, TRPT 374, or TRBN 3743
PERF 3621PERF 3141
JAZZ 3100JAZZ 3100
ENS 2361ENS 2361
ENS 235 Large Jazz Ensemble1ENS 235 Large Jazz Ensemble1
JAZZ 3503MUHL 242
MUHL 252 or 2533General Studies (according to requirements)6
General Studies (according to requirements)3 
 15 12
Total Credit Hours 109