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2.03 Applied Concentration Requirements

The Jazz Studies major whose specialization is Instrumental Performance or Jazz Arranging must qualify for Lab Band on one of the following instruments: Trumpet, Trombone, Saxophone, Piano, Bass, Guitar, Drumset or Percussion.
The Jazz Studies major whose specialization is Vocal Performance must qualify as a singer in the UNT Jazz Singers. (See Vocal Jazz at North Texas)
Jazz Studies majors must also declare one of the instruments listed above as their area of applied concentration. In these private lessons, the primary focus begins with classical study (except for Jazz Guitar, which is jazz for all four years).
Two semester hours of applied credit per semester is awarded for successful study on the concentration instrument. One hour of credit for applied study identifies a secondary instrument.
Generally, the Applied Concentration Proficiency Examination must be passed covering requirements through the second year of study. This exam may be attempted only after eight credits of study have been completed. Exceptions:
• Guitarists must complete eight hours of applied jazz guitar (MUAC 1526/3526). Jazz guitar departmentals (Fridays 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.) are mandatory every semester while enrolled in applied study.
• Percussionists will fulfill applied requirements in drumset, mallets, snare drum and timpani.
• Vocalists may attempt the UNT Voice Proficiency after four semesters of applied classical voice (MUAC 1503), followed by two semesters of applied jazz voice (MUAC 3533). Vocal Jazz Forum (Fridays 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.) is required each semester of applied study.