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Bachelor of Music
Major In Jazz Performance
The jazz program at WAAPA has long been recognised as one of the strongest in the southern hemisphere, producing many nationally and internationally renowned jazz musicians.
The strength of the program lies in the focus on performance outcomes, hence all educational units are based around developing these skills. Throughout the year all students participate in many varied ensembles, from big bands to jazz trios and everything in between. In third year, students have the option of pursuing a performance or arranging stream culminating in a professional recital.
The jazz course has an exceptional visiting artist program and prides itself on the depth of professional knowledge that is on offer to students year round.
Arranger, Performer, Musician
This unitset structure contains information about the units which comprise the course as well as the credit points required to successfully complete it.
The jazz course at WAAPA has long been recognised as one of the strongest jazz courses in the southern hemisphere, producing many nationally and internationally renowned jazz musicians. The strength of the course lies in the focus on performance outcomes, hence all educational units are based around developing these skills. Students have the option of pursuing a performance or arranging stream in third year, culminating in a professional recital. Throughout the year all students participate in many varied ensembles, from big bands to jazz trios and everything in between. The jazz course has a visiting artist program that is second to none, and prides itself on the depth of professional knowledge that is on offer to students year round.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must apply to TISC and also directly to WAAPA. Admission is based on audition (including a theory test) and interview. Applicants must also meet ECU’s academic admission requirements.
Year One - Semester 1
|MUS1104||Ensembles & Extension Studies 1||15|
|MUS1106||Music Techniques 1||15|
|MUS1210||Music History and Culture: Jazz History I||15|
|MUS1118||Principal Studies: Jazz Performance 1||15|
Year One - Semester 2
|MUS1105||Ensembles & Extension Studies 2||15|
|MUS1220||Music History and Culture: Jazz History II||15|
|MUS1207||Music Techniques 2||15|
|MUS1219||Principal Studies: Jazz Performance 2||15|
Year Two - Semester 1
|MUS2104||Ensembles & Extension Studies 3||15|
|MUS2206||Music Techniques: Jazz 1||15|
|MUS2218||Principal Studies: Jazz Performance 3||15|
|plus one of the following:|
|MUS1111||Music History & Culture: Classical Overview||15|
|MUS1112||Music History & Culture: Music Technology Overview||15|
|MUS2115||Music History and Culture: Jazz History III||15|
|MUS2111||Music History & Culture: Classical Topic 1||15|
Year Two - Semester 2
|MUS2105||Ensembles & Extension Studies 4||15|
|MUS2208||Music Techniques: Jazz 2||15|
|MUS2219||Principal Studies: Jazz Performance 4||15|
|MUS2120||Music History and Culture: Jazz History IV||15|
|MUS2113||Music History & Culture: Classical Topic 2||15|
Year Three - Semester 1
|MUS3104||Ensembles & Extension Studies 5||15|
|MUS3110||Music Research & Culture: Music Colloquium||15|
|MUS3206||Music Techniques: Jazz 3||15|
|MUS3218||Principal Studies: Jazz Performance 5||15|
Year Three - Semester 2
|MUS3105||Ensembles & Extension Studies 6||15|
|MUS3111||Music Research & Culture: Performance Research||15|
|MUS3208||Music Techniques: Jazz 4||15|
|MUS3219||Principal Studies: Jazz Performance 6||15|
This major can also be studied in the following courses: