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3.11.01 Q: How can I chose an elective in music outside of jazz studies?

The required six hours of elective credit need to be 5000-level courses, in music, but not a MUJS course and not a jazz studies lab or ensemble.

Options include:
MUCE Music Careers and Entrepreneurship courses
MUET = ethnomusicology
MUET 5030 Music Cultures of the World
MUET 5050 Music of Africa
MUET 5060 African American Music
MUET 5617 African Music and Movement

World music ensembles would also count if taken at the 5000-level

3.10 Master's program entrance requirements

1. Meet the university and College of Music requirements for graduate admission.
2. Play an audition that demonstrates technical and improvisational skill at the level of MUJS 3360. See Graduate Improvisation Entrance Exam, below.
3. Submit manuscripts (and recordings) that demonstrate arranging skill equivalent to the level of MUJS 3620. See Graduate Arranging Entrance Exam, below.
4. Demonstrate proficiency in the knowledge of Jazz History by the grade of B or better in MUJS 4470 Jazz History, or by taking the Jazz History Proficiency Examination.

3.09 Master's designation of committee form

The Toulouse Graduate School requires each student to file a Designation of Advisory Committee Form. The form is available here. You must file this form at the time you file the degree plan. The three committee members will be the faculty who administer your comprehensive exam: your major professor (applied lesson teacher), the chair/graduate advisor, and third faculty member selected by the student.

3.08 Master's degree plan

Each student in the master's program must file a degree plan once he or she has earned 12 graduate hours towards the degree. You are invited to file it before then.

You'll need a copy of the letter or email that stated your jazz studies leveling courses assigned after the review of your transcript and the results of your GPE exams, which is in the gradebook of the GPE organization on Blackboard. If you don't have those documents, you can request copies from the Office of Graduate Studies. You'll also need to refer to your transcript.

3.07 Changing tracks in the M.M. in Jazz Studies

Students are admitted into one of the three tracks (Performance, Pedagogy, Composition). Students who want to change tracks need to check with the faculty supervisor to get permission. If the request is approved, the faculty supervisor needs to let the graduate advisor know about the change in writing. If the student has already filed a degree plan using the old track, a new degree plan needs to be filed using the requirements for the new track.

Performance: applied teacher
Pedagogy: Mike Steinel
Composition: Richard DeRosa

3.05 Scholarships

The Jazz Studies program awards performance and arranging scholarships on a competitive basis. For complete information on scholarships visit the Jazz Studies website and the College of Music website.

Graduate students who are receiving a scholarship are required to participate in a lab.

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.


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