Experiential Major Maps (Text-only)
College of Liberal Arts
Department of Music
Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies
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DESIGN YOUR JOURNEY
College of Liberal Arts - Department of Music
Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies
Beginning the Journey
Familiarize yourself with the Suggested Course Sequence and other items on the Student Resources page on the Music Department website.
Focus on your core music courses, such as Private Lessons and Studio, Ensembles, Theory, Sight Singing and Ear Training, Functional Piano, and Methods classes.
Meet with your advisor to make sure you are on track to begin pre-professional courses.
Enhance your music education experience by attending master classes, student and staff recitals, ensemble performances, and musical theater productions.
Investigate one of the many Music Department honor societies and explore requirements for joining.
Participate in various fundraising and outreach activities sponsored by music honor societies, even prior to joining
Apply to work for, and with, the Music Department event staff to gain an understanding of the behind-the-scenes work of providing music events.
Seek out opportunities to provide music tutoring and private lessons in area schools. These are often posted in the music lobby hallway.
Seek out opportunities to participate in community ensembles. These are often posted in the music lobby hallway.
Trailblazing the Path
Work toward completing your Music Core and Academic Core classes and moving into classes specific to your major.
Complete your private lessons.
Schedule and present your Senior Recital.
Meet with your advisor to declare your major.
Join one of the music honor societies and fully participate in their activities and projects.
Speak with your area coordinators about additional career related service opportunities.
Contact the Center for Service Learning for volunteer opportunities.
Take on a leadership role in one of the music honor societies.
Enroll in an advanced theory class, or take elective lessons once required lessons are completed.
Audition for a community-based scholarship.
Explore study abroad opportunities in Jazz Studies.
Complete your degree coursework.
Apply to graduate.
Attend the concerts and recitals of other music and musical theater students.
Continue to attend on-campus concerts and events as you are able, and engage with current students in your major as they work towards their senior year.
Meet with Career Services for interview skills and resume preparation.
Contact the Music Department for information about graduate programs in your area of interest.
Attend an alumni networking event.
Attend professional association events.
*You can ask your freshman advisor about what these requirements are
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Federal Work Study
Global Mavericks Program
Language Exchange Program
Fraternity & Sorority Life
Student Governance Student Organizations
Alternative Break Trips
Service Learning Courses
Service Learning Showcase UTA Volunteers
Apply Classroom Knowledge Outside the Classroom
Prepare for Graduate School
Set Yourself Apart from Your Peers
Find your career
What career options do I have with this major?
Music industries: producing and promoting own work and work of others
Owning and operating a music production and promotion business
Music ed: teaching elementary through high school
Performance: local and professional music groups/ choruses/ symphonies/ bands/ radio
Teaching private lessons
Television production assistant
Working sound boards at events
Creativity/Ingenuity: Synthesizes existing ideas and concepts in innovative and creative ways to develop new ways of thinking or working and engages in divergent thinking and risk taking.
Leadership: Takes initiative, demonstrates effective decision making and informed risk-taking, and motivates and encourages participation from others to work toward a shared vision.
Professionalism: Displays effective work habits, high integrity, and ethical behavior. Possesses the ability to demonstrate skills confidently and apply talents to achieve professional success.
Ability to Hear and Recognize Tonal Structures
Discerning Eye and Ear for Compositional Themes and Performance Quality
Excellence in Their Chosen Instrument
Highly Developed Motor Coordination
Persistence and Harmonic Balance, Rhythm, and Tempo
Poise and Self-Confidence
Strong Foundations in Music Theory
Working Harmoniously With Others
Explore workforce skill development through on and off-campus activities.
Engage with the UTA Lockheed Martin Career Development Center at uta.edu/careers.
Meet with a career consultant.
Network with employers.
Discover internships and co-ops.
Apply for on-campus employment.
Join Handshake, our career services platform.
Participate in career development programs.
In addition, music education majors are required to complete student teaching, Music Business, Audio Production; Music Industries Studies majors must complete internships; and all degrees except music industries must pass a Theory Proficiency Exam and participate in a Senior Recital.
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