School of Music
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.
programs of Study
- For more information view our Jazz Studies Programs page.
Contact the Chair
Chair of Jazz Studies
Associate Professor of Jazz Studies
Professor Stephen Jones Dr. Ben Haugland Dr. Kevin Whalen Dr. Fabio Augustinis
Director of Jazz Studies, Associate Professor of Jazz Studies (Jazz Saxophone)
Chair of Jazz Studies, Associate Professor of Jazz Studies (Jazz Piano)
Associate Professor of Trumpet and Jazz Studies (Jazz Trumpet)
Assistant Professor of Practice in Commercial Music and Drum Set
Professor Stephen Jones
Dr. Ben Haugland
Dr. Kevin Whalen
Dr. Fabio Augustinis