CJC Degree Programs
Instrumentalists are required to take 91 (nonpianists) / 89 (pianists) credits of the following Core Music Courses: 20 credits of stylistically varying performance ensembles over eight semesters including: Jazz Repertoire Ensemble (10 credits of PRF100-400 series); Latin American Ensemble (2 credits of PRF030 series); Brazilian Jazz Ensemble (2 credits of 040 series); Indian Ensemble (2 credits of 050 series); and ensembles of their choice (4 credits). Note: 4 Elective credits may be applied toward performance ensembles. Additional required Core music courses include: Ear Training and Sight-Singing (12 credits); Keyboard Proficiency (2 credits); Jazz Theory and Improvisation (15 credits); Form and Analysis of Jazz Standards (2 credits); Jazz Composition (3 credits); Jazz Arranging (3 credits);
Latin American Roots of Jazz (2 credits); Jazz and Cross-Cultural Practice (2 credits); Western European Harmonic Practice (6 credits); Western European Music History (6 credits); Music Technology (5 credits); Business of Music (4 credits); Private Instruction (8 credits); and Senior Project (1 credit).