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Jazz and Commercial Music Major (BM)


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Jazz and Commercial Music Major - Bachelor in Music (BM)

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Accreditation

Institution - Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities www.nwccu.org
Program - National Association of Schools of Music http://nasm.arts-accredit.org/

Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from the UNLV School of Music with a Bachelor of Music degree will:

  1. perform in one primary performance medium, at a level appropriate for the area of specialization, with sufficient technical and musical skills requisite for artistic self-expression;
  2. demonstrate broad working knowledge of the solo repertoire for their primary performance medium, at a level appropriate for the area of specialization, and display essential skills to interpret a range of styles within that repertoire;
  3. perform in solo and ensemble (large and small) settings at a level appropriate for the area of specialization, with sufficient technical and musical skills requisite for artistic self-expression;
  4. read solo and ensemble (large and small) literature at sight with fluency demonstrating both general musicianship and, in the primary performance medium, a skill level relevant to professional standards appropriate for the area of concentration;
  5. demonstrate in written, verbal, aural, and visual methods knowledge of styles, composers, genres, forms and processes of Western European art music through present time, including contributions to this tradition made by composers of both genders and multicultural societies;
  6. demonstrate knowledge of the principles of harmony, musical form, and compositional process, and the ability to use this knowledge in written, verbal, aural, and visual analyses;
  7. demonstrate fluency in written fundamentals and aural comprehension of music theory (including aural dictation); utilize the piano for personal music study and instruction;
  8. synthesize performance, historical, stylistic, analytical, and technological information to solve artistic problems and form musical interpretations, and convincingly communicate these solutions and interpretations in written, verbal, aural, and visual methods.
  9. develop and plan for instruction in P-12 settings (Music Education Only)
  10. facilitate the technical development and artistic growth of students’ musical skills through appropriate pedagogical techniques and methodologies (Music Education Only).

University Graduation Policies

Please see Graduation Policies for complete information.

Jazz and Commercial Music Degree Requirements - Total: 122-128 Credits


General Education Requirements - Subtotal 38-40


English Composition - Credits: 6


Second-Year Seminar - Credits: 3


Mathematics - Credits: 3


Distribution Requirement - Credits: 19


Please see Distribution Requirements for more information.

Humanities and Fine Arts
Automatically satisfied by Major requirement

Social Science: 9 Credits 

Life and Physical Sciences and Analytical Thinking: 10 Credits
PHIL 102 Critical Thinking and Reasoning 
and two courses from life and physical sciences category; at least one must be a lab.

Multicultural and International


Multicultural fulfilled by:
MUS 345 Jazz and Commercial Music History I  
International fulfilled by:
MUS 342 Music History II  

Major Requirement - BM in Jazz and Commercial Music Subtotal: 39 Credits


Total Credits: 124-126


Total Credits: 122-124


Total Credits: 126-128


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