PROGRAM OVERVIEW The concentration in jazz studies provides students with the necessary skills required for working as professional jazz and studio musicians. The concentration is not intended to be a substitute for any of the professional degrees offered by the Department of Music.
REQUIREMENTS FOR CONCENTRATION A total of 18 credit hours are required. Courses include Jazz History, Jazz Theory and Keyboard, Jazz Improvisation, Jazz Arranging and Composition, and Studio Recording Techniques. In addition, students enroll in a minimum of two semesters of Jazz Combo and two semesters of applied jazz lessons.