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

Minimum required: 120 semester credit hours

Admission Requirements

  1. 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. For audition guidelines and requirements, prospective undergraduate students should visit:  http://www.music.txstate.edu/prospectivestudents/BecomingaMusicMajor.html
  2. 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 12102MU 12122 
MU 12112MU 12132 
MUSP 12xx2MUSP 12xx2 
MUSE 30270MUSE 30270 
MUSE 31xx (non-Jazz major ensemble)1MUSE 31xx (non-Jazz major ensemble)1 
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  
 16 14
Sophomore
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours 
MU 20000MU 20000 
MU 22602MU 22622 
MU 22612MU 22632 
MUSP 22xx2MUSP 22xx2 
MUSE 30270MUSE 30270 
MUSE 31xx (Jazz major ensemble)1MUSE 31xx (Jazz ensemble)1 
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 (Institutional Component Code 090/091)3  
 17 14
Junior
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHoursSummerHours
MU 30000MU 30000MU 43433
MUSP 32xx2MUSP 32xx2 
MUSE 30270MUSE 30270 
MUSE 31xx (Jazz major ensemble)1MUSE (Jazz major ensemble)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)3Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 0303 
 POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3 
 15 16 3
Senior
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours 
MUSP 42xx2MUSP 42xx2 
MUSE 30270MUSE 30270 
MUSE 31xx (Jazz major ensemble)1MUSE 31xx (Jazz major ensemble)1 
MUSE 31271MUSE 31271 
MU 43543MU 40500 
MU 42442MU 41851 
ENG Literature (Institutional Component Code 090/094)3MU 42452 
 Social & Behavioral Sciences Component Code 0803 
 PHIL 1305 or 1320 (Language, Philosophy & Culture 040)3 
 12 13
Total Hours: 120