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Minoring in Jazz Studies

The Jazz Studies minor is open to all students majoring in music.  All other EIU students may be accepted after successful completion of an audition demonstrating sufficient performance, theoretical, and keyboard skills.

For additional information on admission to the the Jazz Studies minor, please contact jazz area faculty members Dr. Sam Fagaly or Mr. Paul Johnston.

Requirements for the Minor in Jazz Studies:

Applied Study: (4 credit hours)

  • Appropriate individual applied study courses specific to the student’s instrument.

Musicianship: (8 credit hours)

  • MUS 1501 (1541, 1543) - Comprehensive Musicianship I. Credits: 4
  • MUS 1502 (1542, 1544) - Comprehensive Musicianship II. Credits: 4

Jazz Studies Courses: (6 credit hours)

  • MUS 1070 - Introduction to Music Technology. Credits: 2
  • MUS 1530 - Jazz Improvisation I. Credits: 1
  • MUS 2581 - Jazz History. Credits: 2
  • MUS 3800 - Jazz Theory I. Credits: 1

Jazz Ensembles: (2 credit hours chosen from the following)

  • MUS 0220A, B, D, or E - Jazz Ensemble. Credits: 1
  • MUS 0221A, B, D, or E - Jazz Lab Band. Credits: 1
  • MUS 0222A or B - Jazz Combo. Credits: 1

Electives: (4 additional credit hours chosen from the following.  No more than 2 credit hours chosen from MUS 0220, MUS 0221, or MUS 0222 may count toward the required electives.)

  • MUS 0220A, B, D, or E - Jazz Ensemble. Credits: 1
  • MUS 0221A, B, D, or E - Jazz Lab Band. Credits: 1
  • MUS 0222A or B - Jazz Combo. Credits: 1
  • MUS 3531 - Jazz Improvisation III. Credits: 1
  • MUS 3801 - Jazz Theory II. Credits: 1
  • MUS 4850 - Jazz Band Arranging. Credits: 2
  • MUS 4861 - Jazz Pedagogy. Credits: 2

Total Hours: 24