Bachelor of Music (B.M.) Major in Performance (Jazz Concentration)

Minimum required: 120 semester credit hours

Admission Requirements

  1. All majors in the School of Music require admission to the university and admission to the program.  For audition guidelines and requirements, prospective undergraduate students should visit:  http://www.music.txstate.edu/prospectivestudents/BecomingaMusicMajor.html
  2. Students wanting to enter the music program as a music major (B.A., B.M., B.S. degrees) must submit an online application and audition on their principal instrument or voice the semester before their desired entrance.
  3. Admission to the School of Music is contingent upon admission to Texas State, successful completion of the audition process, and available space in each studio. Moreover, a successful audition does not automatically ensure acceptance to the School of Music. Transfer students' transcripts will be evaluated by an academic advisor prior to an acceptance decision to ensure that acceptance and successful degree plan completion are possible here at Texas State.  Prospective music majors will not be permitted to enroll in applied music and other music major classes until they have been accepted based on their audition and met with an academic advisor. Auditions are held periodically throughout the year for enrollment the following academic year. Those prospective music students unable to audition in person due to geographic distance from campus may submit an audio or video recording representative of their performing abilities that meet the audition guidelines for their instrument or voice. The deadline to submit a recorded audition is March 1 (for Fall admission) or November 1 (for Spring admission). Audition requirements are available on the School of Music website.

General Requirements

  1. The general education core curriculum courses are listed in the degree plan below along with the statewide component code number. See the General Education Core Curriculum section of this catalog for the Texas State requirements and options in the core curriculum, including Honors courses.

  2. Piano Proficiency (Level II)
  3. Theory Proficiency
  4. Upper Level Competency Review (ULCR)

Course Requirements 

Freshman
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours 
MU 10000MU 10000 
MU 11151MU 11161 
MU 13153MU 13163 
Select one of the following:2Select one of the following:2 
MUSP 12302MUSP 12302 
MUSP 12402MUSP 12402 
MUSP 12502MUSP 12502 
MUSP 12602MUSP 12602 
MUSP 12702MUSP 12702 
MUSE 30270MUSE 30270 
Select one of the following:1Select one of the following:1 
MUSE 31601MUSE 31601 
MUSE 31611MUSE 31611 
MUSE 31621MUSE 31621 
MU 11501MUSP 1136 (or MUSP 11xx)1 
MUSP 1135 (or MUSP 11xx)1ENG 1320 (Communication Component Code 010)3 
US 11001ART 2313, DAN 2313, MU 2313, or TH 2313 (Creative Arts Component Code 050)3 
ENG 1310 (Communication Component Code 010)3  
Mathematics Component Code 0203  
 29 27 
Sophomore
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours 
MU 20000MU 20000 
MU 21151MU 21161 
MU 23153MU 23163 
Select one of the following: 2Select one of the following:2 
MUSP 22302MUSP 22302 
MUSP 22402MUSP 22402 
MUSP 22502MUSP 22502 
MUSP 22602MUSP 22602 
MUSP 22702MUSP 22702 
MUSE 30270MUSE 30270 
Select one of the following: Select one of the following:   
MUSE 31601MUSE 31601 
MUSE 31611MUSE 31611 
MUSE 31621MUSE 31621 
MUSE 31xx (secondary ensemble)1MUSE 31xx (secondary ensemble)1 
MU 23033HIST 1320 (American History Component Code 060)3 
HIST 1310 (American History Component Code 060)3Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 0303 
COMM 1310 (Component Area Option Code 090/091)3  
 29 26 
Junior
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHoursSummerHours
MU 30000MU 30000MU 43433
Select one of the following:2Select one of the following:2 
MUSP 32302MUSP 32302 
MUSP 32402MUSP 32402 
MUSP 32502MUSP 32502 
MUSP 32602MUSP 32602 
MUSP 32702MUSP 32702 
MUSE 30270MUSE 30270 
Select one of the following:1Select one of the following:1 
MUSE 31601MUSE 31601 
MUSE 31611MUSE 31611 
MUSE 31621MUSE 31621 
MUSE 31271MUSE 31271 
MU 32072MU 30500 
MU 32332MU 33753 
MU 3315, 3316, or 33173MU 32342 
MUSP 31311MUSP 31321 
POSI 2310 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 0303 
 POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3 
 28 29 3
Senior
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours 
Select one of the following:2Select one of the following:2 
MUSP 42302MUSP 42302 
MUSP 42402MUSP 42402 
MUSP 42502MUSP 42502 
MUSP 42602MUSP 42602 
MUSP 42702MUSP 42702 
MUSE 30270MUSE 30270 
Select one of the following:1Select one of the following:1 
MUSE 31601MUSE 31601 
MUSE 31611MUSE 31611 
MUSE 31621MUSE 31621 
MUSE 31271MUSE 31271 
MU 43543MU 40500 
MU 42442MU 41851 
ENG Literature (Component Area Option Code 090/094)3MU 42452 
 Social & Behavioral Sciences Component Code 0803 
 PHIL 1305 or 1320 (Language, Philosophy & Culture 040)3 
 25 26 
Total Hours: 222