This program is designed for accomplished jazz musicians who intend to pursue careers as performers or teachers in the field of jazz.
- An audition is required prior to admission. An audition in person is preferable, but if this is not possible a sound recording may be submitted. The applicant will be expected to demonstrate the ability to improvise on a variety of tune-types and display a well-developed instrumental ability.
- Applicants should have completed a Bachelor's degree in music from an accredited institution with course work equivalent to that in Bachelor's degrees conferred by the University of Tennessee.
- Diagnostic examinations in music theory, ear training, musicology , and jazz must be taken by all entering students before registering for courses. If deficiencies are detected, specific courses may be recommended or required.
|Music Bibliography||Mus Gen 510||3|
|Music Theory Elective||Mus Theory 500 level or
Music General 520: Styles
|Musicology Elective||Musicology 500 level||3|
|Improvisation||Mus Perf 599||6-8|
|Applied Music||Mus Perf 500 level||2-0|
|Seminar in Jazz||Mus Jazz 520||3|
|Ensemble (Jazz)||Mus Ens 500 level||4|
|Technology - 3 hours chosen from:|
|Computer Music Transcription
Scoring for Film and Media
Virtual Audio Modeling
Mus Tech (MUTC) 540
|Graduate Recital||Mus Gen 501||2|
*Ensemble hours may not be counted as Music Electives.
Students are required to enroll in lessons concurrently with Mus Gen 501 Graduate Recital.
- Graduate Recital.
- Comprehensive written and oral examinations.
Remember, consult the University Graduate School's website for deadline dates and other important information.