Graduate Certificate in Jazz Studies

This one-year program is designed to deepen the student’s preparation for a career in jazz performance or further study in jazz. The certificate is available to degree seeking and non-degree seeking students alike, non-music as well as music majors.

Prerequisites

  • Bachelors degree in music (or demonstrated equivalent)
  • GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 hours

If an applicant does not meet the required prerequisites, then appropriate course(s) may be added to the degree requirements.

Required Courses

7210

Advanced Jazz Harmony and Arranging I

2

7211

Advanced Jazz Harmony and Arranging II

2

7645

Graduate Jazz Improvisation

2

7317

Historical Studies in Jazz and Popular Music

3

8841/46

Ensembles: Jazz Band/Combo

2

7435/7455 or 8841/46

Studio Instruction or additional credits in Ensembles

2

 

Total

13

Additional Requirements

Certificate applicants must demonstrate basic jazz keyboard proficiency to the Director of Jazz Studies. If insufficient, Music 1620, Jazz Piano Class, will be added as a required, remedial course (not for graduate credit).