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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

PROPOSED CREATION OF A MAJOR IN JAZZ COMPOSITION FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF MUSIC IN THE COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS CHAPTER OF THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2004-2006

 

Dean Robert Freeman of the College of Fine Arts has filed with the secretary of the Faculty Council the following addition of a major in jazz composition for the degree of Bachelor of Music in the College of Fine Arts chapter in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006. The faculty of the school approved the proposed changes on November 8, 2001. The dean approved the changes on October 8, 2002, and submitted them to the secretary on January 29, 2003. The secretary has classified this proposal as legislation of exclusive application and primary interest to a single college or school.

The edited proposal was received from the Office of Official Publications on February 6, 2003, and was sent to the Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review from the Office of the General Faculty on February 7, 2003. The committee forwarded the proposed changes to the Office of the General Faculty on March 3, 2003, recommending approval. The authority to grant final approval on behalf of the General Faculty resides with the Faculty Council.

If no objection is filed with the Office of the General Faculty by the date specified below, the legislation will be held to have been approved by the Faculty Council. If objection is filed within the prescribed period, the legislation will be presented to the Faculty Council at its next meeting. The objection, with reasons, must be signed by a member of the Faculty Council.

To be counted, a protest must be received in the Office of the General Faculty by noon on March 17 , 2003.


<signed>

John R. Durbin, Secretary
The Faculty Council




This legislation was posted on the Faculty Council Web site (http://www.utexas.edu/faculty/council/) on March 4, 2003. Paper copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, FAC 22, F9500.


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PROPOSED CREATION OF A MAJOR IN JAZZ COMPOSITION FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF MUSIC IN THE COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS CHAPTER OF THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2004-2006

 

On page 211, in the College of Fine Arts chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2002-2004, under the heading DEGREES, add the following at the end of section REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF MUSIC, but before JAZZ PERFORMANCE MAJOR:

JAZZ COMPOSITION MAJOR

This program is offered in the following instruments: double bass, drum set, guitar, piano, saxophone, trombone, trumpet, and vibraphone..

1. Basic education requirements for music performance majors: At least thirty semester hours as described on pages 206-207.
2. Music
A.  Performance

 1. Piano majors: Thirty-six semester hours, consisting of three semesters of major instrument course 412, two semesters of major instrument course 412J and approval of the faculty, two semesters of major instrument course 462J, Music 420J, and Music 460J.
2.    Majors in other instruments: Thirty-four semester hours, consisting of two semesters of major instrument course 412, two semesters of major instrument course 412J and approval of the faculty, two semesters of major instrument course 462J, Music 420J, Music 460J, and Music 210J and approval of the faculty.
B. Music literature and music theory: Forty-three or forty-five semester hours, consisting of Music 605, 411, 612, 313M, 313N, 221J, 226J, 226K. 228G, 228J, 228L, 328M, 329E, and 343J; majors in instruments other than piano must also complete Music 228K.
C. Music ensemble: Eight semester hours of music ensemble courses as explained in “School of Music Special Requirements,” page 203.
3. Electives: Six or eight semester hours chosen from courses either within or outside the School of Music.

Total requirements for the degree: 124 semester hours as outlined above, and ensemble as stated on page


Rationale: This proposal is intended only to define more clearly a program which has existed for over seventeen years in the context of the Bachelor of Music degrees (composition major, jazz studies concentration and orchestral instruments performance major, jazz studies concentration). Thus this jazz studies program will be implemented with existing faculty and facilities.