Requirements and Courses (Jazz M.Mus.)

Master of Music (M.Mus.) Performance: Jazz Performance (Thesis)(45 Credits)

    Offered by:Music
    Degree:Master of Music

Program Requirement:

Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, Drums, Piano, Guitar, Bass, Voice

The following program prerequisites may be assigned as additional required courses on the basis of transcript review:


  • MUHL 393 History of Jazz 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MUJZ 440D1 Advanced Jazz Composition 2 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MUJZ 440D2 Advanced Jazz Composition 2 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MUJZ 461D1 Advanced Jazz Arranging 2 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MUJZ 461D2 Advanced Jazz Arranging 2 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MUJZ 493 Jazz Performance Practice 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer


Required Courses (12 credits)


  • MUIN 626 Jazz Perf./Comp.Tutorial 1 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MUIN 627 Jazz Perf./Comp.Tutorial 2 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MUIN 628 Jazz Perf./Comp.Tutorial 3 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MUJZ 601 Jazz Pedagogy 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer


Complementary Courses (33 credits)

33 credits from one of the following streams:



    Stream A - Jazz Performance

    3 credits from:


    • MUPG 695 Grad. Jazz Improv. Seminar 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer


    22 credits from:


    • MUJZ 640 Jazz Composition & Arranging 1 2 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • MUJZ 641 Jazz Composition & Arranging 2 2 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • MUPG 651 Perf./Comp. Recital Project 9 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • MUPG 659 Perf in Recording Media 9 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer


    3 credits of graduate seminar courses at the 600-level, approved by the Department.



      5 credits of ensemble courses, at the 500 level or above, with the prefix MUEN (4 credits must be in jazz related ensembles.)



        Stream B - Jazz Composition and Arranging

        22 credits from:


        • MUJZ 640 Jazz Composition & Arranging 1 2 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • MUJZ 641 Jazz Composition & Arranging 2 2 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • MUPG 652 Jazz Ensemble Recital Project 9 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • MUPG 659 Perf in Recording Media 9 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer


        6 credits of graduate seminar courses, at the 600-level, approved by the Department.



          5 credits of ensemble courses, at the 500 level or above, with the prefix MUEN (4 credits must be in jazz related ensembles.)



            Stream C - Jazz Orchestra

            4 credits from:


            • MUJZ 640 Jazz Composition & Arranging 1 2 Credits
                Offered in the:
              • Fall
              • Winter
              • Summer

            • MUJZ 641 Jazz Composition & Arranging 2 2 Credits
                Offered in the:
              • Fall
              • Winter
              • Summer

            • MUJZ 644 Jazz Repertoire Project 1 2 Credits
                Offered in the:
              • Fall
              • Winter
              • Summer

            • MUJZ 645 Jazz Repertoire Project 2 2 Credits
                Offered in the:
              • Fall
              • Winter
              • Summer


            18 credits from:


            • MUPG 651 Perf./Comp. Recital Project 9 Credits
                Offered in the:
              • Fall
              • Winter
              • Summer

            • MUPG 652 Jazz Ensemble Recital Project 9 Credits
                Offered in the:
              • Fall
              • Winter
              • Summer


            3 credits of graduate seminars at the 600 level, approved by the Department.



              8 credits of ensemble courses, at the 500 level or above, with the prefix MUEN (4 credits must be in jazz related ensembles). MUPG 572 can be substituted for 1 credit of Jazz ensemble.