The Undergraduate Certificate in Jazz is designed for instrumentalists who wish to enhance their undergraduate study with intensive training in jazz. It is available to instrumentalists in any of the three music degree tracks (B.A. in Music, B.M. in Music Education, and B.M. in Music Performance) who wish to supplement their required instruction in classical music with elective training in jazz. The curriculum consists of 20 credit hours of jazz studies that combine instruction in performance and musicianship, including ensembles, lessons, improvisation, history, and a course in either arranging or pedagogy. For specific requirements, refer to the Department of Music Student Handbook.
Interested students should contact the Performing Arts Academic Advisor as soon as possible for advising. Students interested in pursuing this certificate must audition through the Department of Music (see the “Admissions” link at music.uncc.edu for details).