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College Of Arts And Sciences
Jazz
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Why Study Jazz?

The minor in Jazz studies is designed to provide undergraduate students with a foundation in music theory and history that incorporates a jazz perspective in addition to the opportunity to perform in a jazz ensemble. It is particularly well-suited to students interested in developing their skills as jazz musicians while pursuing a broader education in music history and theory. Coursework includes an introduction to the study of music, courses in improvisation, music theory, the history of jazz, two semesters performing in a jazz ensemble, and a choice of courses on specialized topics, including American music, popular music, and musics of other western and non-western traditions.

AREAS OF STUDY:
  • Performance
  • History
  • Improvisation
  • Theory

Ready to take the next step?

SAMPLE COURSES:

  • Elements of Music
  • History of Jazz 
  • Big Band Jazz Ensemble
  • Jazz Combo

ADMISSION INFO:

The minor is designed for students who are interested in jazz but who do not seek training in more sophisticated aspects of music theory and musicianship. Completion of the minor requires 21 credits.

After Graduation

Your college decision isn't really about the next four years. We get it. It’s about what doors are opened by your degree and whether those opportunities are what you had envisioned for yourself. Nearly 95% of SBU grads go to professional or graduate school. Here's a snapshot of what life after graduation looks like for some of them.

CAREER OPTIONS:

  • Jazz Ensemble Instructor
  • Piano Accompanist
  • Teaching Artist
  • Musician

RECENT EMPLOYERS:

  • The Meadowbrook School of Weston
  • Ohio Dance
  • Brooklyn Arts Council
  • US Army

Interested in this Minor?

Department of Music

Chair: Perry Goldstein

Office: 3304 Staller Center for the Arts

Phone: (631) 632-7330

College Of Arts And Sciences
Jazz
Back to all Programs

Why Study Jazz?

The minor in Jazz studies is designed to provide undergraduate students with a foundation in music theory and history that incorporates a jazz perspective in addition to the opportunity to perform in a jazz ensemble. It is particularly well-suited to students interested in developing their skills as jazz musicians while pursuing a broader education in music history and theory. Coursework includes an introduction to the study of music, courses in improvisation, music theory, the history of jazz, two semesters performing in a jazz ensemble, and a choice of courses on specialized topics, including American music, popular music, and musics of other western and non-western traditions.

AREAS OF STUDY:
  • Performance
  • History
  • Improvisation
  • Theory

Ready to take the next step?

SAMPLE COURSES:

  • Elements of Music
  • History of Jazz 
  • Big Band Jazz Ensemble
  • Jazz Combo

ADMISSION INFO:

The minor is designed for students who are interested in jazz but who do not seek training in more sophisticated aspects of music theory and musicianship. Completion of the minor requires 21 credits.

After Graduation

Your college decision isn't really about the next four years. We get it. It’s about what doors are opened by your degree and whether those opportunities are what you had envisioned for yourself. Nearly 95% of SBU grads go to professional or graduate school. Here's a snapshot of what life after graduation looks like for some of them.

CAREER OPTIONS:

  • Jazz Ensemble Instructor
  • Piano Accompanist
  • Teaching Artist
  • Musician

RECENT EMPLOYERS:

  • The Meadowbrook School of Weston
  • Ohio Dance
  • Brooklyn Arts Council
  • US Army

Interested in this Minor?

Department of Music

Chair: Perry Goldstein

Office: 3304 Staller Center for the Arts

Phone: (631) 632-7330

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