Jazz Studies Performance Major
Gain a holistic understanding of jazz as a performing art across an array of ensembles with the Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies and 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 instrument of choice, taught by some of the most renowned jazz artists and musicians in the field. You can also choose concentrate in voice. Jazz studies and 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 join performances at Temple’s Performing Arts Center, as well as become involved in events and programming at well-known organizations such as the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, The Philadelphia Orchestra and the Lincoln Center.