Jazz studies certificate students will explore the principles of jazz and build a deep knowledge that extends to performance and creation. This is a one-year program designed for extended work in an applied jazz performance area.

Students in the jazz studies certificate program focus on a curriculum of applied lessons, ensemble participation and jazz electives. Because studios are kept small, all students at Lamont study individually with faculty and enjoy a wealth of performance experience. As they progress through the program, students develop the skills needed to launch their professional careers.

About the Certificate

Audition Requirements

The audition process for the Jazz Studies certificate consists of three jazz standards, performed with our faculty rhythm section. Students should choose selections that display a broad range of stylistic skill and a knowledge of jazz vocabulary.

For more information see the Jazz studio page.

Degree Requirements

The certificate in jazz studies consists of 24 credits and is completed in one year. Students will take weekly one-on-one applied lessons, participate in ensembles, and take elective courses in jazz improvisation, composition, and arranging. Specializations are available in composition, bass, drums, guitar, piano, trumpet, trombone, voice, and woodwinds.

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