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

Minimum required: 120 semester credit hours

Admission Requirements

  1. All students 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 students 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)
  5. For transfer students, 31 semester credit hours in Music (or equivalents) may be transferred from a Texas public institution of higher education for the Music Field of Study and be applied to the Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Music at Texas State University. More information about the Field of Study is available in the Academic Policies section of this catalog. Transfer students may not reach the 36 advanced hours required in the degree without taking additional coursework. See your academic advisor for details. The transferable Texas Common Course Number (TCCN) is listed below the Texas State University course number in the following course list.

    MU 1315Music Theory I3
    TCCN: MUSI 1311
    MU 1316Music Theory II3
    TCCN: MUSI 1312
    MU 2315Music Theory III3
    TCCN: MUSI 2311
    MU 2316Music Theory IV3
    TCCN: MUSI 2312
    MU 1115Aural Skills I1
    TCCN: MUSI 1116
    MU 1116Aural Skills II1
    TCCN: MUSI 1117
    MU 2115Aural Skills III1
    TCCN: MUSI 2116
    MU 2116Aural Skills IV1
    TCCN: MUSI 2117
    MU 2303Survey of Music Literature3
    TCCN: MUSI 1307
    4 semester credit hours of Ensembles from the following: MUSE 3160, MUSE 3161 and MUSE 31624
    TCCN: 4 hours from MUEN 11XX and 21XX
    8 semester credit hours of Applied Study from the following: MUSP 1230, MUSP 1240, MUSP 1250, MUSP 1260, MUSP 1270, MUSP 2230, MUSP 2240, MUSP 2250, MUSP 2260 and MUSP 22708
    TCCN: 8 hours from MUAP 11XX, 12XX, 21XX and 22XX
    Total Hours31

Course Requirements 

Freshman
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours 
MU 10000MU 10000 
MU 1115 (TCCN MUSI 1116)1MU 1116 (TCCN MUSI 1117)1 
MU 1315 (TCCN MUSI 1311)3MU 1316 (TCCN MUSI 1312)3 
Select one of the following:2Select one of the following:2 
MUSP 1230 (TCCN MUAP 12XX)
 
MUSP 1230 (TCCN MUAP 12XX)
  
MUSP 1240 (TCCN MUAP 12XX)
 
MUSP 1240 (TCCN MUAP 12XX)
  
MUSP 1250 (TCCN MUAP 12XX)
 
MUSP 1250 (TCCN MUAP 12XX)
  
MUSP 1260 (TCCN MUAP 12XX)
 
MUSP 1260 (TCCN MUAP 12XX)
  
MUSP 1270 (TCCN MUAP 12XX)
 
MUSP 1270 (TCCN MUAP 12XX)
  
MUSE 30270MUSE 30270 
Select one of the following:1Select one of the following:1 
   
   
   
MU 11501MUSP 1136 (or MUSP 11xx)1 
MUSP 1135 (or MUSP 11xx)1ENG 1320 (Communication Component Code 010 [TCCN ENGL 1302])3 
US 11001ART 2313, DAN 2313, MU 2313, or TH 2313 (Creative Arts Component Code 050 [TCCN HUMA 1315])3 
ENG 1310 (Communication Component Code 010 [TCCN 1301])3  
Mathematics Component Code 0203  
 16 14 
Sophomore
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours 
MU 20000MU 20000 
MU 2115 (TCCN MUSI 2116)1MU 2116 (TCCN MUSI 2117)1 
MU 2315 (TCCN MUSI 2311)3MU 2316 (TCCN MUSI 2312)3 
Select one of the following: 2Select one of the following:2 
MUSP 2230 (TCCN MUAP 22XX)
 
MUSP 2230 (TCCN MUAP 22XX)
  
MUSP 2240 (TCCN MUAP 22XX)
 
MUSP 2240 (TCCN MUAP 22XX)
  
MUSP 2250 (TCCN MUAP 22XX)
 
MUSP 2250 (TCCN MUAP 22XX)
  
MUSP 2260 (TCCN MUAP 22XX)
 
MUSP 2260 (TCCN MUAP 22XX)
  
MUSP 2270 (TCCN MUAP 22XX)
 
MUSP 2270 (TCCN MUAP 22XX)
  
MUSE 30270MUSE 30270 
Select one of the following:1Select one of the following: 1 
   
   
   
MUSE 31xx (secondary ensemble)1MUSE 31xx (secondary ensemble)1 
MU 2303 (MUSI 1307)3Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 0303 
COMM 1310 (Component Area Option Code 090/091 [TCCN SPCH 1311])3American History Component Code 0603 
American History Component Code 0603  
 17 14 
Junior
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHoursSummerHours
MU 30000MU 30000MU 43433
Select one of the following:2Select one of the following:2 
   
   
   
   
   
MUSE 30270MUSE 30270 
Select one of the following:1Select one of the following:1 
   
   
   
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 [TCCN GOVT 2306])3Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 0303 
 POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070 [TCCN GOVT 2305])3 
 15 16 3
Senior
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours 
Select one of the following:2Select one of the following:2 
   
   
   
   
   
MUSE 30270MUSE 30270 
Select one of the following:1Select one of the following:1 
   
   
   
MUSE 31271MUSE 31271 
MU 43543MU 40500 
MU 42442MU 41851 
ENG Literature (Component Area Option Code 090/094) [TCCN ENGL 2322, 2323, 2332, 2333, 2327 or 2328]3MU 42452 
 Social and Behavioral Sciences Component Code 0803 
 PHIL 1305 or 1320 (Language, Philosophy, and Culture Component Code 040 [TCCN PHIL 1301 or 2306])3 
 12 13 
Total Hours: 120