Jazz Core Classes

Jazz Performance Majors complete a thorough battery of core classes to complete their degree:

Improvisation:
Four levels concentrating on voice-leading, chord-scale applications and advanced rhythmic techniques for improvising on standards, modal and free-form jazz compositions.
Arranging:
Techniques for small-group and large ensemble arranging.
Composition:
Writing in a wide variety of styles.
Jazz Piano:
Techniques for solo and ensemble piano performance – required of all majors.
Jazz History:
Study of jazz from its origins to the present, and its relationship to social and cultural movements.