Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies Performance

Gain a holistic understanding of jazz as a performing art across an array of ensembles with the Bachelor of Music (BM) in Jazz Studies Performance in Temple’s Boyer College of Music and Dance. You’ll develop a strong foundation for a career as a jazz composer, educator or performer. The 123-credit, full-time undergraduate degree prepares students to play with both instrumentalists and vocalists or as a solo performer.

Courses take a deeper dive into your jazz performance instrument of choice, taught by some of the most renowned jazz artists and musicians in the field. Jazz Performance majors take music history and theory courses in addition to the Jazz Studies curriculum, which includes arranging, improvisation, and style and analysis.

Outside of the classroom, students have opportunities to regularly perform at Temple’s Performing Arts Center, as well as venues such as the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and Jazz at Lincoln Center.

You can also explore information about the Bachelor of Music in Performance.

Classes & Curriculum

In the Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies Performance degree program, you’ll advance your knowledge of key areas of study such as

  • Basic Conducting,
  • Jazz Studies,
  • Music Theory and
  • The Business of Music.

Required courses also depend on which performance concentration you choose.

Learn more about the specific curriculum for the Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies Performance.

Boyer student playing the trumpet.

Tuition & Fees

In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, the Bachelor of Music offers a competitive level of tuition with multiple opportunities for financial support.

Tuition rates are set annually by the university and are affected by multiple factors, including program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full- or part-time), in-state or out-of-state residency, and more. You can view the full Cost of Attendance breakdown on the Student Financial Services website.

These tuition costs apply to the 2024–2025 academic year.

Pennsylvania resident: $21,504.00 per year
Out-of-state: $37,752.00 per year


You can focus on one of the following concentrations for the Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies Performance.

  • Bassoon
  • Cello
  • Clarinet
  • Double Bass
  • Euphonium
  • Flute
  • French Horn
  • Harp
  • Oboe
  • Percussion
  • Piano
  • Saxophone
  • Trombone
  • Trumpet
  • Tuba
  • Viola
  • Violin
  • Voice

Additional Program Information