MUS 1040 - 3 credits
An introduction to jazz through a study of its origins, development, styles, and major innovative figures. Consideration is made of
the idiom’s historical and sociological contexts.
Jazz Studies Minor
A program designed to equip students to perform and teach music in the jazz idiom. Open to all UNCP students.
MUS 3460 - 2 credits; Prereq: MUS 1150
A study of basic compositional techniques as applied to the jazz idiom. Original compositions will be written and orchestrated for various‑sized jazz ensembles.
(3 semester Sequence)
Winds: MUS 4220 - 1 credit
Rhythm Section: MUS 4230 - 1 credit
Lit & Admin: MUS 4240 - 1 credit
A study of the administration, methods, and directing techniques pertinent to the teaching of Jazz and Commercial Music.
MUS 1741 - 1 credit; Audition required
The student will become familiar with representative literature for Jazz Combo through rehearsal and performances.
MUS 1621 - 1 credit; Audition required
A study of technical, stylistic, and aesthetic elements of jazz literature through rehearsal
and public performances.
MUSP 1171 - 1 credit; Permission of Instructor
Private improvisation lessons are designed to build language, repertoire, and technical proficiency.
MUS 1561 - 1 credit; Audition required
A study of vocal music trends, through the rehearsal and performance of pop, rock, progressive jazz, and other modern forms of music.