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Music Performance (Jazz)

Can be taken as: Major, Minor

The extensive curriculum in Jazz includes studies in Jazz Theory and Harmony, Keyboard, History, Performance Practice, and two years each of Improvisation, Composition, and Arranging. The program also includes private instrumental instruction and participation in McGill's three award-winning Jazz orchestras, the chamber jazz orchestra and twenty combos. Student combos perform regularly at a variety of local venues.

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.

The Minor in Jazz Arranging and Composition allows B.Mus. students who are not Jazz majors to explore the jazz idiom with an emphasis on arranging composition and jazz theory.

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DETAILED PROGRAM OUTLINE:

Bachelor of Music (B.Mus.) - Major Performance Jazz (Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, Drums, Piano, Guitar, Bass, Voice) (126 Credits)
Bachelor of Music (B.Mus.) - Minor Jazz Performance (18 Credits)
Bachelor of Music (B.Mus.) - Minor Jazz Arranging and Composition (18 Credits)