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Music Performance: Jazz Studies

administrative contact

James Froemel
Recruitment Specialist
phone: 304-293-4339

program contact

James Froemel
Recruitment Specialist
phone: 304-293-4339

Program Details

Program Description

The Jazz Studies Program encourages study, training and performance in all forms of creative improvised music, jazz and world music. All aspects of jazz are studied, from the early music to the most recent developments in creative improvised music. Students work as performers and composers/arrangers with a variety of jazz and studio music idioms in various settings and with many sizes and types of ensembles. The Jazz Studies Degree enables you to expand your creative vision and gain a global perspective.

Career Profile

The Jazz Studies program's flexibility can be adapted to a rapidly changing market and unique areas of interest and provides excellent preparation for graduate study in music.

English Language Proficiency

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Please see Office of Admissions - English Language Proficiency for more information.

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WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

The School of Music and its programs are fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.