Jazz Studies Program Student Learning Outcomes

  • Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:
    • perform, improvise, compose, and collaborate fluently in a variety of jazz idioms;
    • communicate their musical ideas, knowledge, and experiences with others;
    • research, discuss, analyze, and notate music of a sophisticated harmonic, rhythmic, and formal character;
    • remember and assimilate a wide range of music for use in jazz performance and composition;
    • integrate theoretical concepts with practical performance, improvisation, and composition skills;
    • produce scholarly work that shows a firm contextual understanding of music theory and history;
    • exercise self-discipline and a strong work ethic in the development of performance and composition skills.