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Certificate in Jazz Studies

The Certificate in Jazz Studies is intended for music majors who have an interest in jazz performance, improvisation and arranging, and who are pursuing an undergraduate degree in music. The Certificate is granted upon graduation from the University.

Students pursuing the Certificate in Jazz Studies must complete a minimum of 16 semester credit hours, including the following courses:

MUS  2132  Introduction to Improvisation
MUS  2183  Jazz Skills
MUS  2663  History and Styles of Jazz
MUS  3583  Advanced Improvisation
MUS  3771  Jazz Ensemble (1 hour per semester, may be repeated for credit)
MUS  4183  Jazz Composition and Arranging
MUS  4581  Chamber Music (jazz combo) (1 hour per semester, may be repeated for credit)