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3.15 Graduate Improvisation Proficiency Examination

All graduate jazz performance majors must perform and pass the Graduate Improvisation Proficiency Exam (GIPE) before they will be allowed to play a graduate recital. The exam will take place each semester during finals week and be adjudicated by no fewer than five members of the jazz faculty. Each student must demonstrate competency in the art of jazz improvisation on repertoire drawn from the UNT course of study in jazz improvisation. (MUJS 2360, 2370, 3360, 3370, 5490) Repertoire lists for these courses may be found in section 12.01 of this handbook.

It is recommended but not required that students take the GIPE while enrolled in MUJS 5490. A student may attempt the GIPE one time without being enrolled in MUJS 5490, after which he/she must enroll in 5490 before attempting the GIPE again.