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Capilano University offers a two-year diploma and a four-year Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies
All students receive private training with applied instructors
Our jazz ensembles perform music that explores virtually all styles and eras of jazz.
Students perform in small and large ensemble bands throughout their studies.
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Fall 2018 Auditions are scheduled for May 2, 3, 4, 2018. Applications for Jazz Studies are part of the standard Capilano University application process. Please click "how to apply" for detailed information and support with your application. All 2018 applicants will be contacted. Stay tuned!
Recognized nation-wide as one of Canada's top jazz training institutions, Capilano offers a two-year diploma and a four-year applied degree in jazz studies. Please note the diploma constitutes the first two years of the four-year degree.
The two-year Diploma program is intended to provide its students with the skills necessary to develop careers as self-employed professionals in the contemporary music industry. Students who complete the Diploma and meet admission requirements can continue to year three of the Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies degree.
The four-year Degree program focuses on jazz performance and composition in balance with other musical traditions and academic breadth electives to provide an enriched music education. For those who wish to pursue music as self-employed professionals, teach music in the schools, or continue their musical development at the graduate level, it is a unique and attractive option. Capilano Jazz Studies graduates have an excellent record of national and international success as performers and composers and as teachers at primary, secondary, and post-secondary levels.
The Capilano University Jazz Studies Program seeks to foster
students' comprehensive abilities in jazz performance and composition
within the context of an enriched liberal arts education. Our goal is to
develop musicians who understand and value the rich history and
traditions of jazz, who will be prepared to contribute to the evolution
and growth of the art form in the future, and who will be equipped to
engage creatively with current trends in music.
CapU grad Sara Kim combines traditional Korean vocal music with modern jazz motifs: 50th Anniversary - A Universal Language (please follow the link to video).
Capilano U Jazz Studies Blog
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Capilano University is named after Chief Joe Capilano, an important leader of the Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh) Nation of the Coast Salish people. We respectfully acknowledge that our campuses are located on the territories of the Lil’wat, Musqueam, Sechelt (shíshálh), Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.