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48-Credit Jazz Certificate

This national leading two-year program is composed of essential jazz courses that support the skills necessary to put on a jazz recital at the conclusion of the fourth semester.

For music teachers, international students, or students interested in intense jazz training, this program is an extremely cost effective way to study jazz in the U.S. in a setting that has a highly personalized approach to teaching, small class & ensemble sizes, and a great deal of private instruction time relative to most jazz schools.

Some students have successfully used this program as a preparation for both undergraduate and masters jazz degree program auditions. Others have used this program as part of their professional development, and many students come to this program simply to immerse themselves in jazz studies for two years.

Each semester requires a minimum of 12 credits for full-time students. For students who are able to waive Jazz Theory 1 or Jazz Ear Training 1, other elective, jazz ensemble, or private lesson credit may be substituted.

A TOEFL exam is required for international applicants.

Jazz Certificate Course RequirementsCredits
Jazz Studio 1 & 2/Private Lessons22
Jazz History I & II2
Jazz Theory I & II3
Jazz Theory III & IV3
Jazz Composition & Arranging3
Ensemble9
Jazz Ear Training I & II2
Jazz Ear Training III & IV2
Music Technology I1
Chart Writing1
Final Recital (Capstone-Completion of Certificate)0
Total Credits Required48

2014-08-18


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