Music with an Emphasis in Jazz Studies-Music Technology (BM)


Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts/Music Department

Program Description

Webster offers the bachelor of music (BM) with an emphasis in performance or music technology for vocalists and instrumentalists. The Webster jazz studies program is based around the small group performing experience. Students participate in jazz combos, Big Band, or Jazz Singers in addition to an academic curriculum that balances courses in jazz and classical music instruction. Students in this program also complete a signifacant amount of audio courses

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Degree Requirements

128 credit hours to include:

  • 91-95 required credit hours
  • 12 general election credit hours

 

Required Courses

Core Music Courses

  • MUSC 1010, 1020, 2010, 2020 Music Theory I-IV (12 hours)
  • MUSC 1810, 1820 Musicianship I, II (4 hours)
  • MUSC 2030, 2040 Survey of Music History I, II (6 hours)
  • MUSC 470X Advanced Variable Topic (taken in junior or senior year only) (2-3 hours)

Performance Courses

  • MUSC 0890 Recital Attendance (six semesters required) (0 hours)
  • MUSC 0990 Master Class (taken every semester) (0 hours)
  • MUSC 4003 Applied Music (major instrument) (4 hours)
  • MUSC 2300, 2305, 2310, Jazz Improvisation I, II, III (6 hours)
  • MUSC 2315 Jazz Improvisation IV (if not studying in Vienna) (2 hours)
  • MUSC 3300, 3310 Jazz Improvisation V, VI (6 hours)
  • Senior Overview (0 hours)
  • Major Ensemble
    8 hours over eight semesters to be selected from:
    • MUSC 4950 Webster University Jazz Singers (1 hour per semester)
    • MUSC 4960 Webster University Jazz Ensemble (combo) (1 hour per semester)
    • MUSC 4970 Webster University Jazz Collective (1 hour per semester)

Audio and Supportive Courses

  • MUSC 1080, 1085, 2001, 2501 Secondary Instrument: Class Piano, Secondary and Non-Major Piano (4 hours)
    (four consecutive semesters required; minimum two hours of applied instruction in individual lessons)
  • MUSC 1370, 1380 Jazz Theory I, II (6 hours)
  • MUSC 2370, 2375, 2380 Jazz Theory III, IV, V (6 hours)
  • MUSC 2385 Jazz Theory VI (if not studying in Vienna) (2 hours)
  • MUSC 3010 Composition (3 hours)
  • MUSC 3410 Conducting I (3 hours)
  • MUSC 4320 Jazz Education Methods (2 hours)
  • MUSC 4340, 4350 Jazz Scoring and Arranging I, II (6 hours)
  • AUDI 1100, 2000 Audio Production I, II (6 hours)
  • AUDI 1200 Introduction to MIDI (3 hours)
  • AUDI 3000 Multitrack Recording (3 hours)
  • AUDI 3600 MIDI Applications: Sequencing (3 hours)
  • AUDI 4300 Advanced MIDI Applications: Film Scoring (3 hours)

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-Revised September 7, 2013-

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