The Bachelor of Music degrees provide education and training for those who seek careers in music performance, in jazz, or in music history. Each curricular emphasis presents a variety of courses, performances and presentations that each student must complete during their undergraduate career at our university. Students in these courses try new things, test their creative limits, engage with the current state of knowledge in their field, and encounter topics they have never explored before. Experiences such as these help to develop the skills our students will need to compete in their chosen specializations while they also encourage our students to keep their curiosity alive and to practice lifelong learning. Our Bachelor of Music degrees are fully certified by the National Association of Schools of Music.
Students in the Jazz Studies curriculum will demonstrate competent performance and rehearsal skills during applied classes, laboratory rehearsals, and the required recitals for the degree, while fulfilling the core requirements of the University and taking the full complement of music history and music theory courses expected from the Bachelor of Music degree.
During the final semesters of matriculation, the student must enroll in a course on jazz ensemble management with a writing-intensive and oral presentation component, and they must perform a senior recital.
Music (Jazz Studies) BM Degree Requirements (124 hours)
Music (Jazz Studies) BM Semester Guide
Availability: Hattiesburg Campus
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