Jazz Studies Certificate

Become a jazz connoisseur

Tune up your jazz knowledge and expertise. Enhance your musical skills through ensemble performance.

Why earn a certificate in jazz studies?

  • Perform jazz and study its impact. You'll take courses that include ensemble performance, improvisation and history.
  • This certificate program pairs well with a music or music education major. Or, highlight your music resume with a jazz skill set.

Jazz Studies

This certificate provides coursework to prepare music students for the future with a basic knowledge of jazz. Students complete a sequence of courses including jazz ensemble performance, jazz improvisation, and jazz history. Completion of this set of courses will provide students with credentials on their academic transcript indicating to employers that they have completed an appropriate level of study in jazz specifically focused toward jazz education.

Admission requirements

Admission is met by auditioning and being selected to perform in the required jazz ensembles and completion of MUS 103(3).

Program requirements (12 hours)

  1. MUS 174(2), 219(2), 220(2), 347(3), 372(1), 374(2).
  2. All candidates must satisfy the General University Certificate Requirements.

Completion requirement

Attain a GPA of 3.00 or higher in courses used to fulfill the certificate requirements.

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Get ready to meet your next mentor. You’ll be prepared, confident and ready for your career.