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College of the Arts
School of Music

E101 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 School of Music website.

Graduation Requirement: minimum 2.250 GPA in the minor is required.

Attribute 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.

Attribute Course Title Credits Min Grade
  MUS 17013 Fundamentals of Jazz Piano 1 C
  MUS 36011 Applied Music-Jazz (2 semesters) 1 4 C
  MUS 41341 Jazz Improvisation I 2 C
  MUS 41342 Jazz Composing and Arranging 2 2 C
  MUS 41351 Jazz Improvisation II 2 C
  MUS 42162 Jazz Styles and Analysis 3 C
  MUS 45231 Jazz Ensemble (4 semesters) 4 C
  MUS 45312 Jazz Combo Development (2 semesters) 2 C
  1. A half jazz recital or approved equivalent is required to complete the program. Registration in MUS 36011 Applied Music-Jazz is required during the jazz recital semester.
  2. Advanced pianists replace with MUS 48598 Music Research.