Master of Music (MM) in Jazz Composition


The Master of Music (MM) degree in Jazz Composition requires a minimum of 30 credit hours of graduate-level coursework, distributed into the categories listed below. Selections must be approved by your master's committee.

Contacts:

A list of all course offerings can be found on the Schedule of Classes.

Master of Music (MM): Jazz Composition Program Guide

Prerequisites

Must be cleared in accordance with school and area policies

Music History

CheckCourse
 Medieval : Exam / MUSC 474
 Renaissance : Exam / MUSC 475
 Baroque : Exam / MUSC 476
 Classical : Exam / MUSC 477
 Romantic : Exam / MUSC 478
 20th Century : Exam / MUSC 479

Music Theory

CheckCourse
 Harmony : Exam / MTHC 400
 Aural Skills : Exam / MTHC 402
 Form : Exam / MTHC 404
 20th Century : Exam / MTHC 406

Music Core

Research Skills (3 hours)

Waiver or equivalent course accepted with approval

CourseHrsTermGrade
MUSC 8013  

Major Area

Advanced Composition (9 hours)

CourseHrsTermGrade
 MTHC 853   
 MTHC 853   
 MTHC 853   
 MTHC 853   
 MTHC 853   

Jazz (6 hours)

CourseHrsTermGrade
MTHC 5633  
JAZZ 6593  

Thesis (5 hours)

Must consist of either a 20-minute work for large ensemble or a 30-minute chamber work, either of which may include electronic media.

CourseHrsTermGrade
MTHC 899   
MTHC 899   

Master's Recital (1 hour)

CourseHrsTermGrade
MTHC 9891  

Electives (6 hours)

CourseHrsTermGrade
    
    
    
    
    

University-Level Exams

Exam Authorization forms should be submitted at least 2 weeks in advance of the exam date

ExamDateResult
Final Oral Exam  

Graduate Advisory Committee

Minimum of 3 faculty members for master's committee

Graduate Advisory Committee
 Chair 
 MTHC
 MUSC / MTHC
 Optional

Graduation Requirements

CompletedCourse Requirements
 30 Total Graduate Credit Hours
 3.0 Cumulative Graduate GPA
 Applied for Graduation in Enroll & Pay
 Complete Exam Authorization Form (.pdf) (at least two weeks prior to exam date)
 Submit thesis to ProQuest/KU Scholar Works for publication
 Submit ETD release form to musicgrad@ku.edu
 Send signed Title & Acceptance pages to musicgrad@ku.edu
 Verify all recital programs are on file at musicgrad@ku.edu