A minor in Jazz Studies provides students with the opportunity to explore the rich history and culture of jazz music through a variety of courses and performance opportunities. Students will study the elements of jazz music, including harmony, rhythm, and improvisation, and learn about the evolution of jazz styles and the contributions of jazz musicians throughout history. This minor program emphasizes the development of practical skills through participation in jazz ensembles, private lessons, and public performances.
Graduates of this program will be prepared to pursue careers in music performance, education, or related fields, or to continue their studies in graduate programs in music or jazz studies. The Jazz Studies minor program is ideal for students who have a passion for jazz music and want to develop their skills and knowledge in this dynamic and exciting field.