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Bachelor of Music
Music: Jazz Studies (B.M.)
If you have a love for jazz music, consider the Jazz Studies degree. You will get to learn a variety of jazz instruments, participate in recitals, and study the jazz genre. 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 an opportunity to get off campus.
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Follow Your Dreams
The Bachelor of Music is a professional degree offering emphases in performance or jazz studies. These programs are designed to give students a deep, immersive experience and include substantial recital and ensemble requirements. Many performance and jazz studies students will continue their studies in graduate school, preparing for careers in the music performance and higher education fields.

With this degree, you can follow your dreams of studying music and focusing on jazz. Not only will you study the specifics of jazz methods, history, and composition, you will also become more proficient in your specific instrument. You will improve many of your music capabilities and have fun while doing it!

Meet The Jazz Faculty

Learn About Jazz Ensembles

Highlighted Career Paths

Graduates with a degree in Music with a Jazz Studies emphasis have a wide array of rewarding careers before them. Check out some of the top careers students get with this degree or explore more career options in I-Plan.
Play for a variety of different audiences, venues, and areas. You can play live or in a studio. Most musicians play in a jazz band, needing to be in tune with the other band members and improvise on the spot.
As an arranger, you generally take an original piece of work and change it. You can add or take out instruments, change the tempo or rhythm, and recreate the work to create a new version of the original piece of music.
Concert and Stage Composer
As a composer, you will get to create an entirely new piece of music. This involves adding instruments, writing the piece, and create a new sound. With the stage, you will also add visual elements that follow along with the song to add a new experience for the viewers.

Getting Started in this degree

If you are interested in Jazz Studies, start with one of the following major-specific courses. Students are required to participate in an ensemble each semester.

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