Bachelor of Arts in Music/Jazz

The Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music with a concentration in Jazz Studies provides additional training, skills, and techniques in the jazz idiom as preparation for graduate studies in jazz or as preparation in various commercial music fields. A student who desires a degree in Music Education may still receive a Concentration in Jazz Studies (primarily for graduate level study in preparation for a college instructional career), with the understanding that the degree program will require five years to complete.  

  • Music 119 Fundamentals of Music Theory or a passing score on the Departmental Entrance Examination
  • Music 102, Class Piano I, MU 103 Class Piano II (or successful completion of the Piano Proficiency Examination)
  • Applied Lessons - Participation required each semester. ML 149 or ML 249 (Applied Jazz Improvisation lesson - 1 hour), ML 349 or ML 449 (Applied Jazz Improvisation lesson - 1 hour)
    • Must take 2 semesters of 100-level applied lessons.
    • Must take 2 semesters of 200-level applied lessons.
    • Must take 2 semesters of 300-level applied lessons.
    • Must take 1 semester of 400-level applied lessons.
  • Primary music ensemble (four credit hours.) ME 123/223/323/423 (Jazz Combo - 1 hour) and/or ME 124/224/324/424 (Jazz Ensemble – 1 hour) (must be taken a minimum of 4 semesters)
  • Secondary music ensembles (two credit hours.)

**After all General Education and Major course requirements have been met; students will need additional elective courses to meet the 123 hour minimum for graduation.

Note: A student who desires a degree in Music Education may still receive a Concentration in Jazz Studies (primarily for graduate level study in preparation for a college instructional career), but with the understanding that the degree program will require five years to complete.

Financial Aid, Scholarships & Grants

Limestone works to make education affordable, putting together a financial aid package with need and merit-based financial aid options for every one of their admitted students. 95 percent of Limestone College students receive some type of financial assistance. Generous scholarships are offered to students majoring in music, art and theatre. Students performing an admissions audition can be considered for a fine arts scholarship by completing a Fine Arts Scholarship Application. Supplemental awards are given annually.