Students who minor in jazz studies will take courses in American Musical Experience, Jazz Improvisation, Jazz Harmony, Jazz History, and perform with the Jazz Band.

Minors are a secondary area of academic focus. Declaring a minor can be helpful if you are wanting a different area of study, but not declaring another major. You can minor in something that compliments your major, or something you find interesting!  

Jazz Studies Minor
(20 Hours Required)

Required Courses:

  • MH310 American Musical Experience (3)
  • MU251 Jazz Improvisation I (3)
  • MU320 Jazz Improvisation II (3)
  • MU324 Jazz Harmony (3)
  • MU327 Jazz History (3)
  • MU329 Jazz Combo (1+1)
  • MU387 Jazz Band (1+1+1)


Department of Music Accreditations

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  • Yamaha Institution of Excellence Logo

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