Graduate Certificate in Jazz Studies

The Graduate Certificate in Jazz Studies is a one-year program that provides opportunities for continued development of skills in jazz-specific areas, such as improvisation, pedagogy, and arranging. The certificate is available to degree-seeking and non-degree seeking students alike, non-music as well as music majors, and is designed as an intensive introduction to jazz performance. The program will deepen the student’s preparation for a career in jazz performance or prepare the student for further study in jazz.

Federal Gainful Employment disclosure information for this Graduate Certificate is available at http://gradschool.missouri.edu/academics/programs/jazz-studies-certificate/jazz-studies-ge/Gedt.html

Prerequisites:

Entrance into the Graduate Certificate program requires a live audition (see below), though video-recorded auditions will be acceptable in rare cases, by permission of the Director of Jazz Studies. Entrance into the program also requires completion of a Bachelor of Music degree (or demonstrated equivalent), with a GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 credit hours. In the event that a candidate does not meet the required prerequisites for a specific curriculum, appropriate course(s) may be added as additional requirements.

Requirements:

MUS_THRY 7210Advanced Jazz Harmony and Arranging I2
MUS_THRY 7211Advanced Jazz Harmony and Arranging II2
MUS_H_LI 7317Historical Studies in Jazz and Popular Music3
MUS_I_VT 7645Graduate Jazz Improvisation2
MUS_ENS 8841
MUS_ENS 8846
Instrumental Ensemble
and Advanced Chamber Ensemble
2
MUS_APMS 7435
MUS_APMS 7455
Studio Instruction
and Studio Instruction
2
or MUS_ENS 8841
MUS_ENS 8846
Instrumental Ensemble
and Advanced Chamber Ensemble
Total Credits13

Audition Information

Audition requirements can be found at https://music.missouri.edu/grad/graduate-program?q=grad/audition, under MM in Jazz Performance and Pedagogy, Graduate Jazz Certificate