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3.03 Jazz Studies as a related field

Master's and doctoral students who wish to study Jazz Studies as a related field must audition with a jazz studies faculty member before enrolling in courses. This is a catalog requirement.

In the audition, the student must meet the level of the degree that they are working towards. In other words, a master's student must meet the entering level of the M.M. in Jazz Studies, and a doctoral student must meet the entering level of the DMA in Performance with a major in Jazz Studies.

Jazz studies professors may have more specific requirements for this audition.

Jazz Saxophone: saxophonists who wish to do the DMA related field in jazz studies must do the following:
1. Make an appointment with Prof. Brad Leali to discuss the audition requirements.
2. Arrange for a rhythm section of piano, bass, and drums for the audition.
3. Prepare the following jazz repertoire, to be selected by Prof. Leali, in advance:
a. up-tempo
b. ballad
c. medium tempo
4. At the audition, perform a jazz standard from a concert key leadsheet provided by Prof. Leali.

Guidelines for the master's related field in jazz saxophone will be posted here shortly.

For further information, contact the chair of the Jazz Studies division.