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Minor in Jazz Studies

The Minor in Jazz Studies is designed to prepare the student for a wide range of opportunities to successfully work in the jazz idiom, including jazz theory, composition, and arranging, improvisation, and in-depth study of the historical aspects of both jazz and popular music. Jazz Studies students can participate in any of CSU-Pueblo's related ensembles, which include big band, choral, and guitar performance groups.

Specific Requirements for the Minor

Core Requirements (12 Credit Hours) Credit Hours
MUS 120 History of Jazz 2
MUS 285 Cultural History of Popular Music 2
MUS 152 Jazz Improvisation I 2
MUS 252 Jazz Improvisation II 2
MUS 180 Applied Composition- Jazz Composition and Arranging (2 semesters) 1+1
MUS 439 Recital: Jazz Studies 2
(Minimum 6 Credit Hours) chosen from the following: Credit Hours
MUS 108, 208, 308, 408 Vocal Jazz Ensemble 1-5
MUS 136, 236, 336, 436 Guitar Ensemble- Jazz 1-5
MUS 154, 254, 354, 454 Jazz Ensemble 1-5
Total Credit Hours for the Minor 18

NOTE: See the Department of Music Student Handbook for additional requirements.

DISCLAIMER: The Academic Planning Sheet is designed as a guide for students planning their course selections. The information on this page provides only a suggested schedule. Actual course selections should be made with the advice and consent of an academic advisor. While accurately portraying the information contained in the college catalog, this form is not considered a legal substitute for that document. Students should become familiar with the catalog in effect at the time in which they entered the institution.

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Anthony "Capps" Capozzolo Center for the Arts

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