Jazz Vocalist, BM
Offered in: Chicago
The Jazz and Contemporary Music program aims 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 can 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 (Academic Supplement). 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, and preparation, rehearsal, and leadership skills.
Please consult the CCPA Admission and Audition Information web page for the Jazz and Contemporary Music audition requirements.
C- is the minimum passing grade in VOI 271 JAZZ VOICE , VOI 272 JAZZ VOICE, and VOI 273 JAZZ VOICE and the related jury exams. At the completion of the student's second year, they must receive a minimum grade of B- in VOI 274 JAZZ VOICE and PERF 262 SOPHOMORE JURY to be admitted to the upper division. The grade of B- is the minimum passing grade in upper division applied study, VOI 371 JAZZ VOICE through VOI 374 JAZZ VOICE, PERF 361 JUNIOR JURY, PERF 362 SENIOR JURY, and PERF 314 SENIOR RECITAL.
A grade lower than C- in any JAZZ course will be considered a failing grade.
|ARTL 101||THE PROFESSIONAL MUSICIAN IN SOCIETY||3|
|COMPOSITION I: CRITICAL READING & WRITING|
|COMPOSITION II: INTRODUCTION TO ACADEMIC RESEARCH|
|HUMANITIES/FINE AND PERFORMING ARTS||6|
|MATH OR SCIENCE||3|
One course in African or African-American studies, and one other
|ENS 236||JAZZ COMBO||4|
|ENS 237||VOCAL JAZZ ENSEMBLE||8|
|VOI 271 - VOI 374 Jazz Voice Major including Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, and Senior Juries, and PERF 314||32|
|JAZZ 331||IMPROVISATION II||2|
|JAZZ 332||IMPROVISATION III||2|
|JAZZ 305||COMPOSITION & ARRANGING I||3|
|JAZZ 306||COMPOSITION & ARRANGING II||3|
|JAZZ 225||VOCAL JAZZ PERFORMANCE CLASS||0 (eight semesters)|
|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 220||SKILLS FOR JAZZ VOCALISTS I||2|
|JAZZ 221||SKILLS JAZZ VOCALISTS II||2|
|JAZZ 243||JAZZ PIANO TECHNIQUES I||2|
|JAZZ 244||JAZZ PIANO TECH II||2|
|JAZZ 245||UNDERSTANDING DRUMS AND BASS||2|
|JAZZ 350||CAREERS IN MUSIC||3|
|MUHL 210||THE VERNACULAR MUSIC OF THE UNITED 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
|Total credit hours||125|
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.