Apr 08, 2020  
2019-2020 University Catalog 
    
2019-2020 University Catalog

Jazz Studies Minor


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Department of Music, College of Fine and Performing Arts

29 credits

Introduction

The Jazz Studies Minor consists of a basic core of study in jazz theory and improvisation, jazz arranging and composition, and jazz history, along with ensemble performance and private improvisation instruction. The jazz studies minor allows for intensifying studies in jazz while completing a music major.

Why Consider a Jazz Studies Minor?

This program is designed for music majors who have an interest in a higher level of jazz performance. The jazz studies minor is open to all students declared as a music major.

 Contact Information

Program Coordinator
​Undergraduate Academic Advisor

Lee Anne Frahn
Performing Arts 263
360-650-4091
LeeAnne.Frahn@wwu.edu

Jazz Area Coordinator
Kevin Woods
Performing Arts 31
360-650-2689
Kevin.Woods@wwu.edu

Department Chair
Patrick Roulet
Performing Arts 271
360-650-3404
Patrick.Roulet@wwu.edu

 Sample Careers

Professional Jazz Musician | Applied Instrumental or Voice Instructor | University or College Professor | Studio Musician | Arts Administrator 

 Major/Career Resources

www.wwu.edu/careers/students_choosingamajor.shtml

Admission and Declaration Process:

All students can declare as a Jazz Studies Minor after completing the following steps.

  1. Successfully pass an entrance audition on their primary instrument during priority audition dates. Please visit our website for priority audition dates. Students who audition after priority audition dates will be considered on a space available basis. cfpa.wwu.edu/music/auditions
  2. Successfully audition for Jazz Ensembles. Ensemble auditions are scheduled each September. cfpa.wwu.edu/ensemble-auditions Students who miss ensemble auditions should contact the Jazz Area Coordinator, Professor Kevin Woods.
  3. Schedule a meeting with the Jazz Area Coordinator, Professor Kevin Woods, to determine eligibility and gain permission to declare the minor.
  4. Schedule a meeting with the Program Coordinator, Lee Anne Frahn, to declare Jazz Studies minor. 

Admissions: All students must successfully complete an Entrance Audition on their primary instrument or voice to begin academic course work towards all music degree programs. Please visit our website for priority audition dates. Students who audition after priority audition dates will be considered on a space available basis. Due to the sequential nature of the music curriculum, mid-year applications are not recommended. Students electing to begin in a quarter other than Fall should seek advisement before enrollment. cfpa.wwu.edu/music/auditions

Grade Requirements

A grade of C- or better is required for all Music Major and Minor courses.

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