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16 Jazz Composition - Diploma

16 PDM4_JCMP Catalog Year Fall 17 - Sum 18 PDM4.JCMP

SEMESTERS

REQUIRED
Study Abroad - This grid indicates which semesters would be best for students in
this major to study abroad at Berklee's Valencia, Spain campus. Please note not
all major concentrate courses are available in Valencia. For specific program
information please see your major chair or contact the study abroad office at
studyabroad@berklee.edu. Valencia
Course Number Course Title 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
JAZZ COMPOSITION CONCENTRATE: 30 Credits Required 30
ISKB-211 & 212 Basic Keyboard 1 & 2 1 1
AR-112 Arranging 2 2
AR-228 Survey of Jazz Composition and Arranging 2
AR-201 Chord Scale Voicings for Arranging 2
AR-331 Big Band Arranging/Score Analysis 2
HR-325 Reharmonization Techniques 2
CM-371 Jazz Composition 1 2
CM-373 Jazz Composition 2 2
CM-375 Jazz Composition 3 2
CP-361 & 362 Jazz Counterpoint 1 & 2 2 2
CM-499 Directed Study in Jazz Composition 2
Approved Specified Electives* 2 4
*Approved Specified Electives - select from the following: AR-203, AR-321, AR-328, AR-340, AR-407, CM-345, CM-346, CM-385,
CM-434, CW-205, CW-211, HR-335, HR-345, HR-355, JC-495, MLAN-352, MLAN-353, PW-240
Score and Part
As part of the jazz composition concentrate requirements, this proficiency must be completed in order to graduate.
Preparation
Information can be obtained from the Jazz Composition Department chair.
Proficiency
Jazz Composition
As part of the jazz composition concentrate requirements, a portfolio must be satisfactorily completed. Information can
Portfolio
be obtained from the Jazz Composition Department chair.
Completion
CORE MUSIC: 41 Credits Required 41
PERF 1-4 Performance Core (12 credits)
Private Instruction (50 minute lessons are 2 credits, 30 minute lessons are 1 credit) 2 2 1 1
Lab (ILxx course) 1 1
Ensemble (ENxx course) 1 1 1 1
Total Credits per semester** 3 3 3 3
PW-111 Music Application and Theory 4
AR-111 Arranging 1 2
HR-112 - 212 Harmony 2 - 4 2 2 2
ET-111 - 212 Ear Training 1 - 4 2 2 2 2
CM-211 & 212 Tonal Harmony and Composition 1 & 2 2 2
CP-210 The Art of Counterpoint 3
COND-211/216 Conducting 1 1
COND-212/217 Conducting 2 1
*Students are required to enroll in an ensemble and private instruction during their first 4 full-time semesters. In semester 2 they may select
either a 50 minute lesson (2 credits) OR a 30 minute lesson (1 credit) with a co-requisite 1 hour lab (1 credit - ILxx course). Lab credits may
replace ensemble credits and vice versa, and one performance studies course (PSxx-) may replace 2 credits of ensembles or labs during the
first four semesters. Additional PSxx courses may be taken as General Electives or ASE credits, depending on major. Performance Major
ASEs include ENxx, ILxx, PFET, PSxx. Performance Major ASEs do not include Performance Studies Health courses (PSH-xxx),
PSHR-321, PSVC-425, PSPC-341, or PSME-xxx.

LIBERAL ARTS: 6 Credits Required 6


MTEC-111 Introduction to Music Technology 2
LENS-P10x** Engaging Seminars** 2
LHUM-400 Professional Development Seminar 2
* English as a Second Language - A screening is required for all non-native English speakers. Students may be required to complete ESL
courses based on the results of the screening, which will apply as liberal arts or general electives
**Diploma students who are not required to take LENS, will take an additional 2 credits of general electives in place of the LENS credit
requirement.
GENERAL ELECTIVES: 19 Credits Required 1 6 7 5 19
SEMESTER CREDIT TOTALS - - > 13 12 12 13 12 12 11 11

TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED: 96