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Jazz, Undergraduate Certificate

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.

All program-level Admissions and Progression Requirements are in addition to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte Admission Requirements .

Admission Requirements

Current UNC Charlotte Undergraduate Students

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).

See University Admission Requirements  

Certificate Requirements

Performance Courses (10 credit hours)

Progression Requirements

All required courses must be passed with a grade of B or above to earn the Undergraduate Certificate in Jazz. 

Total = 20 Credit Hours