Mission Statement

The mission of the Master of Music degree in Jazz Pedagogy is to prepare students for careers in advanced level performance, private music teaching, or entry-level jazz teaching positions in community colleges and four-year institutions of higher learning. It will also provide a foundation for further advanced graduate work at the doctoral level. The underlying philosophy is that the best teachers are also skilled performers.

Curriculum Requirements

Major Area
Applied Lessons6
Jazz Ensembles4
MCY 720Jazz Cultures: History and Historiography (Jazz Cultures)3
MSJ 644Jazz Pedagogy and Administration3
MSJ 720Analysis of Jazz Styles3
MSJ 724Seminar in Jazz Pedagogy (Jazz Pedagogy Seminar)1
MSJ 780Advanced Jazz Improvisation Theory3
MSJ 805Master's Jazz Pedagogy Project (Masters Jazz Pedagogy Project)1
Other Studies in Music
MSJ 715Jazz Composition Seminar I3
MSJ 620Advanced Modern Arranging II3
or MSJ 619 Advanced Modern Arranging I
Non-MSJ, Advisor Approved Electives6
Total Credit Hours36