Minor in Commercial Music {23-24}

Minor in Commercial Music

A program designed for focused study in the areas of performing, composing, and arranging music in commercial and jazz styles.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will develop performance skills specific to the commercial and jazz genres.
  • Students will develop composition and arranging/orchestration skills specific to the commercial and jazz genres.

Program Delivery Mode
Land plus: face-to-face where some online courses may be available or required

Core Requirements ( 17 credits )

MUS 107A Music Theory I (3)
MUS 287 Commercial/Jazz Improvisation and Theory I (2)
MUS 387 Commercial/Jazz Improvisation and Theory II (2)
MUS 372 Commercial/Jazz Arranging (2)
MUS 15* or 25* Private Lessons (4) (at least 2 credits must be at 200 level)
MUS 320* or MUS 330* Ensemble (4) (must repeat 4 times for 4 total credits)

Restricted Electives ( 4-6 credits )

Two courses to be chosen from:
MUS 215 History of Jazz (3)
MUS 217 Pop/Rock Music for Non-Majors (3)
MUS 240 American Music (3)
MUS 472 Commercial/Jazz Arranging II (2)
MUS 487 Commercial/Jazz Improvisation and Theory III (2)