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|Music: Jazz Studies (AA)
Total Units: 51
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The Music: Jazz Studies major provides students with the opportunity to earn an Associate in Arts in Music while meeting the typical lower division requirements for a bachelor’s degree in Jazz Studies at a four-year institution. The major is also designed to prepare students for careers in music performance, composition, publishing, education, and other specializations in the music industry.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this major, the student will be able to:
- (through music theory) demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic structure of music;
- (through musicianship) demonstrate fluency with the language of music in written and aural form;
- (through applied music) perform on their instrument (or voice) at college sophomore level;
- (through their major performing ensemble) perform effectively in a musical ensemble;
- (through piano proficiency) utilize the piano keyboard to demonstrate and apply musical concepts;
- (through music history) demonstrate a broad-based understanding of the historical and aesthetic development of music; and
- (through jazz improvisation) improvise on standard jazz repertoire.
Recommended Sequence of Courses
Students interested in a suggested order for taking classes in this program, please view the
recommended course sequence.
The requirements for the Music: Jazz Studies (AA) program are:
Complete 51 units from
- Music: Jazz Studies Core Requirements
- Music: Jazz Studies Applied Music Requirements
- Music: Jazz Studies Performance Requirements
- Music: Jazz Studies Electives
- Information Learning Resources Requirement
|Music: Jazz Studies Core Requirements - complete 29.00 units|
|MUSC 2A||Introduction to Music Theory||3.00|
|MUSC 2B||Diatonic Harmony||3.00|
|MUSC 3A||Musicianship 1||2.00|
|MUSC 3B||Musicianship 2||2.00|
|MUSC 4A||Jazz, Rock, and Pop Theory 1||3.00|
|MUSC 4B||Jazz, Rock, and Pop Theory 2||3.00|
|MUSC 5A||Beginning Jazz Improvisation||3.00|
|MUSC 5B||Intermediate Jazz Improvisation||3.00|
|MUSC 9||Jazz Appreciation||3.00|
|Complete any combination totaling at least 4.00 units from the following:|
|MUSCP 11A||Class Piano 1||2.00|
|MUSCP 11B||Class Piano 2||2.00|
|MUSCP 11C||Class Piano 3||2.00|
|MUSCP 11D||Class Piano 4||2.00|
|Music: Jazz Studies Applied Music Requirements - complete 10.00 units|
|Complete any combination totaling at least 10.00 units from the following:|
|MUSCP 40.1||Applied Music (Individual Instruction): Piano||10.00|
|MUSCP 40.2||Applied Music (Individual Instruction): Voice||10.00|
|MUSCP 40.3||Applied Music (Individual Instruction): Strings||10.00|
|MUSCP 40.4||Applied Music (Individual Instruction): Woodwind||10.00|
|MUSCP 40.5||Applied Music (Individual Instruction): Brass||10.00|
|MUSCP 40.6||Applied Music (Individual Instruction): Percussion||10.00|
|MUSCP 40.7||Applied Music (Individual Instruction): Guitar||10.00|
|MUSCP 40.8||Applied Music: Advanced Studies||10.00|
|Music: Jazz Studies Performance Requirements - complete 10.00 units|
|Music: Jazz Studies Electives - complete 1.00 units|
|Information Learning Resources Requirement - complete 1.00 units|
|Complete any combination totaling at least 1.00 units from the following:|
|LIR 10||Introduction to Information Literacy||1.00|
|LIR 30||Information Literacy for Research Projects||1.00|
The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.
Program Requirements Notes:
All music majors must complete a minimum of FOUR SEMESTERS of both Applied Music (MUSCP 40.x) and a major performance ensemble (see list above).
Associate Degree Requirements:
The major is one of several requirements students need to fulfill in order to be awarded the Associate Degree, the highest level of academic achievement recognized by Santa Rosa Junior College. Please note that all of the following requirements must be met in order for the degree to be conferred:
For all students admitted for the Fall 2009 term or any term thereafter,
a grade of "C" or better, or "P" if the course is taken on a pass/no pass basis,
is required for each course applied toward the major.
Course Prerequisites and Advisories:
Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories;
that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course.
Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers
in the Program Requirements section.
It is important that students who are completing an Associate Degree and desire to transfer to a four-year institution meet with a counselor to plan their lower division coursework. While many majors at SRJC are intended to align with lower division major preparation required by California public universities, specific lower-division major requirements vary among individual campuses. See a counselor, visit the Transfer Center, and check Guides For Transfer in Specific Majors, and ASSIST to review transfer preparation guides for specific schools and majors.
Students should have prior experience performing on an instrument or voice, and be able to read music. Students who lack these basic skills are advised to take one or more of the following:
- MUSC 1 Music Fundamentals
- MUSCP 10 Elementary Piano