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Bachelor of Musical Arts in Jazz Studies

Department of Jazz & Contemporary Improvisation

Designed for students who want the flexibility to pursue more coursework within the liberal arts in addition to an education in music. This is an interdisciplinary degree with a larger commitment to liberal arts.

Curriculum

The Bachelor of Musical Arts in Jazz Studies requires a minimum of 120 credits: coursework is approximately 50% within SMTD and 50% within the liberal arts. The liberal arts coursework can be tailored to a student’s specific interests.

Students will elect either a performance or multidisciplinary track. SMTD coursework to include:

Performance Track

  • Private lessons
  • Music Theory
  • Musicology
  • Ensemble participation: at least two terms of band, orchestra, or choir; two additional terms of any ensemble
  • Piano

Multidisciplinary Track

  • Private lessons
  • Music Theory
  • Musicology
  • Ensemble participation: four terms of at least two different ensembles
  • Piano
  • Performing Arts Technology

Degree requirements and term-by-term layout for current students.

How To Apply

Applicants must:

  • Apply to U-M via the Common Application (current U-M students should use the Cross-Campus Transfer Application) by December 1
  • Submit an SMTD Artistic Profile by December 1 for a live audition
    • submit by January 15 for a recorded audition
  • Have all supplemental materials sent to the U-M Office of Undergraduate Admissions

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