Music Minor in Jazz

The Hugh Hodgson School’s Music Minor in Jazz (offered to music majors and non-music majors) permits individuals the opportunity to study the form, harmonic and melodic structure and history of jazz music. Students also enjoy numerous performance opportunities through our jazz ensembles.

The minor is an excellent way for students to develop their appreciation and skills of this art form while pursuing other areas of study. Students in other majors who have interdisciplinary interests also find the minor valuable as preparation for further studies dealing with the arts and culture.

Auditions & Advising

  • Interested applicants are expected to formally apply to the HHSOM and audition with Dave D'Angelo at the beginning of the term.
  • Applicants will find detailed audition repertoire requirements here. Any specific questions concerning audition requirements, should contact David D’Angelo
  • For matriculated jazz studies minors seeking guidance regarding coursework, please contact your music advisor.

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AP Music Theory Credit

The Hugh Hodgson School of Music only accepts APMusic Theory credit for music minors. The student must score a 5 on his or her exam in order to receive equivalency credit for MUSI 3550.

Transfer Music Theory Credit

Students who transfer to UGA as minors do not need to take the Music Theory Diagnostic Exam. If they have 3 hours of music theory from a qualified college/university, those students should receive equivalency credit for MUSI 3550.

For a suggested matriculation study, click here.

For details concerning the Music Minor in Jazz, please see our UGA Bulletin, which outlines all requirements.

Adding a Music Minor

At this time, students are unable to add our jazz music minor through Athena. Admitted minors should contact Molly Stanley at in the music advising office.