2016-17 Degree Plan

Music (Jazz Studies Concentration), BM

College of Fine Arts: Department of Music
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Term 1 Hours Towards Degree: 15 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
MUS 101: Concert Music 0 CR
MUS 150: Music Theory I 2 C
MUS 150L: Aural Lab I 2 C
APMS 119: Principal Instrument 2 C
MUS 111: Group Piano I 1 C
Major Ensemble (see UNM Catalog) 1 C
MUS 236: Intro to Improvisation 1 C
ENGL 110: Accelerated Composition or ENGL 111: Composition I and ENGL 112: Composition II or ENGL 113: Enhanced Composition 3 C
MATH 3 C
Term Hours: 15
Term 2 Hours Towards Degree: 30 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
MUS 101: Concert Music 0 CR
MUS 152: Music Theory II 2 C
MUS 152L: Aural Lab II 2 C
MUS 172: Jazz History 3 C
APMS 120: Principal Instrument 2 C
MUS 112: Group Piano II 1 C
Major Ensemble 1 C
ENGL 120: Composition III 3 C
MUS 237: Jazz Improvisation I 1 C
Term Hours: 15
Term 3 Hours Towards Degree: 46 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
MUS 101: Concert Music 0 CR
MUS 250: Music Theory III 2 C
MUS 250L: Aural Lab III 2 C
APMS 219: Principal Instrument 2 C
MUS 211: Group Piano III 1 C
Major Ensemble 1 C
MUS 234: Jazz Band 1 C
MUS 336: Jazz Improvisation 1 C
Humanities 3 C
Foreign Language 3 C
Term Hours: 16
Term 4 Hours Towards Degree: 63 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
MUS 101: Concert Music 0 CR
MUS 252: Music Theory IV 2 C
MUS 252L: Aural Lab IV 2 C
APMS 220: Principal Instrument 2 C
MUS 212: Group Piano IV 1 CR
MUS 214: Piano Proficiency 0 C
Major Ensemble 1 C
MUS 234: Jazz Band 1 C
MUS 337: Jazz Improvisation III 1 C
Humanities 3 C
Physical & Natural Science 4 C
Term Hours: 17
Term 5 Hours Towards Degree: 79 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
MUS 101: Concert Music 0 CR
APMS 319: Principal Instrument 2 C
MUS 231: Jazz Combo 1 C
MUS 234: Jazz Band 1 C
MUS 238: Jazz Theory/Keyboard II 2 C
MUS 361: History of Music I 3 C
MUSE 317: Jazz Methods 1 C
ENGL 220: Expository Writing 3 C
Physical and Natural Science 3 C
Term Hours: 16
Term 6 Hours Towards Degree: 94 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
MUS 101: Concert Music 0 CR
APMS 320: Principal Instrument 2 C
APMS 391: Junior Recital 0 CR
MUS 231: Jazz Combo 1 C
MUS 234: Jazz Band 1 C
MUS 338: Jazz Arranging 2 C
MUS 362: History of Music II 3 C
Social & Behavioral Science 3 C
Fine Arts outside the major 3 D-
Term Hours: 15
Term 7 Hours Towards Degree: 111 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
MUS 343: Selected Topics in Jazz Studies 3 C
APMS 419: Studio Instruction for the Non-Performance Concentration 2 C
MUS 231: Chamber Music 1 C
MUS 234: Jazz Band 1 C
MUS 311 or MUS 380 or MUS 412 or MUS 421 or MUS 481 2 C
MUS 309 or MUS 325 or MUS 409 or MUS 406 or MUS 439 or MUS 453 2 C
Social & Behavioral Science 3 C
Fine Arts outside the major 3 D-
Term Hours: 17
Term 8 Hours Towards Degree: 128 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
APMS 420: Studio Instruction for the Non-Performance Concentration 2 C
APMS 491: Senior Recital 0 CR
MUS 231: Chamber Music 1 C
MUS 234: Jazz Band 1 C
MUS 309 or MUS 325 or MUS 409 or MUS 406 or MUS 439 or MUS 453 2 C
MUS 417 or MUS 418 or MUS 422 or MUS 436 or MUS 444 or MUS 448 or MUSE 293 3 C
Elective outside the major department 3 D-
Elective outside the major department 3 D-
Elective outside the major department 2 D-
Term Hours: 17
Degree Plan Notes
  • Students must audition to be accepted for Applied Music (APMS) courses. Students must take a music theory placement exam. Students are expected to pass the piano proficiency by end of the 4th semester.

  • MUS 311 or MUS 380 or MUS 412 or MUS 421 or MUS 481s
    MUS 311: Computer Applications I
    MUS 380: Recording Techniques I
    MUS 412: Computer Applications II
    MUS 421: Max Programming for Musicians
    MUS 481: Recording Techniques II
    MUS 309 or MUS 325 or MUS 409 or MUS 406 or MUS 439 or MUS 453s
    MUS 309: Form and Analysis
    MUS 325: Post-Tonal Theory
    MUS 406: 18th-Century Counterpoint
    MUS 409: Composition III
    MUS 439: ST:Music Theory
    MUS 453: Orchestration
    MUS 417 or MUS 418 or MUS 422 or MUS 436 or MUS 444 or MUS 448 or MUSE 293s
    MUS 417: Native American Music
    MUS 418: Alaska Native Music & Culture
    MUS 422: Indigenous World Music
    MUS 436: ST: Contemp Wld Music
    MUS 444: Anth of World Beat
    MUS 448: Anth Music & Sound
    MUSE 293: Multicult Awareness Mus Skills