Jazz Studies

Express yourself musically while emphasizing skills necessary for a professional career in music.

A degree in Jazz Studies

Welcome to Jazz Studies in the ASU School of Music. Jazz Studies at ASU combines jazz performance, composition and pedagogy into a program that allows you to express yourself musically while also emphasizing the necessary skills for a professional career in music.

The Jazz Studies program has a curriculum based on active involvement in music. A thorough theoretical understanding of music is essential, but ultimately, there is no substitute for actually writing and playing music. The jazz ensembles perform frequently on campus, as well as making numerous off-campus appearances in clubs and resorts around the Valley.

We offer a bachelor of music in jazz studies, a master of music in performance and a master of music education both with an emphasis in jazz studies.

Take time to explore our site and see what the Jazz Studies program can do for you.

Jazz at ASU's School of Music

Jazz Degrees

College music faculty at work

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Playing the guitar

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Playing the drums

The BMus in performance with a concentration in jazz places an emphasis on the improvisational...

Music professor playing the piano to her students

The MM program in performance concentrates on the performance and teaching of Western art music...


minor performance degree

The minor program in music performance allows students with a background in playing an...

Meet our Jazz Studies Faculty