Texas Tech University

School of Music

Undergraduate Certificate

Jazz Studies


Undergraduate Certificate in Jazz Studies

The School of Music offers a 15-hour Undergraduate Certificate in Jazz Studies to provide students with a foundation in the skills necessary to be a successful performer in the jazz idiom. The certificate program combines lecture and laboratory courses (performance ensembles) with private study, much like the mentor/apprentice tradition seen throughout the history of jazz music. 
Music education students are often required to teach jazz music and direct jazz ensembles after entering the workforce as professional music educators. Successful completion of this certificate program will make students more competitive in this job market.



Ben Haughland


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Ben Haugland
Associate Professor of Jazz Studies