The Department of Music offers a Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Studies with full and adjunct faculty for every jazz instrument, a Jazz Society, and opportunity to get off campus.


For band, Auditions are required for participation in Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Band, Chamber Woodwinds, Sinfonietta, Sound Alliance, and Jazz Combos. No Audition is required for University Band or Flute Ensemble. Contact the appropriate faculty member for specific audition information, including times and materials. 

Auditions for Vocal Union include a 60 second excerpt of a jazz standard that demonstrates vocal range, performance, and ability. Any attempts at “stylizing” the piece (scoops, slides, etc.) should demonstrate good musical taste. In addition, you may be asked to sight-read a short melody and/or rhythm. For additional information, contact Nori Brower

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Jazz Students playing in concert
Jazz students in class