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College of the Arts
School of Music

E101 Kent State University's Center for the Performing Arts
Tel: 330-672-2172

The jazz studies minor program provides instruction in performance, composition and arranging. Prospective jazz studies minors must audition in voice or on an instrument for acceptance into the program. Audition information can be obtained by visiting

Type Legend: DD Diversity–Domestic; DG Diversity–Global; ELR Experiential Learning; KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts: KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core, diversity, writing-intensive and the experiential learning requirements.

Type Course Title Credits
  MUS 36011 Applied Music—Jazz (2 semesters) 4
    41341 Jazz Improvisation I 2
    41342 Jazz Composing and Arranging (2 semesters) 4
    41351 Jazz Improvisation II 2
    42161 History of Jazz 3
    45231 Jazz Ensemble (4 semesters) 4
    45312 Jazz Combo Development (2 semesters) 2
Total 21

Minimum C (2.000) grade is required in all music courses
Minimum 2.250 GPA in the jazz studies minor required for graduation.