Minor Jazz Performance (18 credits)

Offered by: Performance     Degree: Bachelor of Music

Program Requirements

**NEW PROGRAM**

The Minor in Jazz Performance offers students the opportunity to develop abilities in instrumental and vocal jazz through a combination of theoretical and practical courses.

Required Courses (18 credits)

  • MUEN 570 Jazz Combo (1 credit) *

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Ensemble : A Jazz Improvisation Ensemble of approximately 4 to 9 players.

    Terms: Fall 2019, Winter 2020

    Instructors: Donald Leyland Kennedy (Fall) Donald Leyland Kennedy (Winter)

    • 1 hour

    • Prerequisite: Audition.

  • MUIN 273 Practical Lessons Performance Minor 3 (1.5 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Practical Instrument : Practical instruction as part of a performance minor program.

    Terms: Fall 2019

    Instructors: Bohdanna Novak, Hank Knox, Ranee Y Lee, Dimitrios Doxas (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: Admission to the relevant performance minor program by audition or MUIN 270.

  • MUIN 274 Practical Lessons Performance Minor 4 (1.5 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Practical Instrument : Practical instruction as part of a performance minor program.

    Terms: Winter 2020

    Instructors: Hank Knox, Bohdanna Novak, Ranee Y Lee, Dimitrios Doxas (Winter)

  • MUJZ 160 Jazz Materials 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Jazz Studies : Fundamental aural and theoretical skills associated with the jazz idiom. Nomenclature, chord construction, chord/scale relationships, harmonic progression, circle of 5ths, simple turnarounds, simple substitution, symmetrical scales and chord relationships, voice leading.

    Terms: Fall 2019

    Instructors: Alec Walkington (Fall)

    • 4 hours

    • Prerequisite: none. Open to non-jazz majors, space permitting, but not for elective credit in B.Mus. or Artist Diploma programs

  • MUJZ 161 Jazz Materials 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Jazz Studies : Simple and advanced substitution, borrowed chords, reharmonisation, modes of harmonic minor and melodic minor diatonic systems, unresolved tensions, odd and infrequent modulations, mixed two-five-ones, introduction to polychords, slashchords and non-functional harmony.

    Terms: Winter 2020

    Instructors: Alec Walkington (Winter)

    • 4 hours

    • Prerequisite: MUJZ 160. Open to non-jazz majors, space permitting, but not for elective credit in B.Mus. or Artist Diploma programs

  • MUJZ 213 Fundamentals of Jazz Improvisation 1 (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Jazz Studies : Introduction to basic improvisation concepts of phrasing, articulation, melodic development, harmonic control, musical vocabulary and style. Pedagogical techniques will be discussed.

    Terms: Fall 2019

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    • Prerequisite(s): MUSP 124 or MUSP 141, and MUJZ 161

    • Note: Open to students in Faculty Program Jazz and to students minoring in Jazz Performance, or with permission of instructor; not open to students majoring in Jazz Performance.

  • MUJZ 214 Fundamentals of Jazz Improvisation 2 (2 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Jazz Studies : A continuation of development of basic improvisation concepts of phrasing, articulation, melodic development, harmonic control, musical vocabulary and style. Pedagogical techniques will be discussed.

    Terms: Winter 2020

    Instructors: Min Jung Suh (Winter)

    • Prerequisite(s): MUJZ 213

    • Note: Open to students in Faculty Program Jazz and to students minoring in Jazz Performance, or with permission of instructor; not open to students majoring in Jazz Performance.

  • MUJZ 262 Applied Jazz Theory (3 credits)

    Offered by: Performance (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Jazz Studies : An examination of harmonic practices and compositional styles in post-1960 jazz. Various theoretical approaches to jazz harmonic analysis will be addressed. Students analyze and compose jazz tunes and longer forms.

    Terms: Fall 2019

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

* 2 credits in MUEN 570.

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