Jazz Studies Curriculum

Music, Jazz Studies Track, B.A.

The Jazz Studies program at North Central College is fully staffed with an adjunct faculty of world-renowned professional jazz artists, whose combined credits read like a veritable "Who's Who" of jazz. The program affords students the opportunity to study firsthand with these highly visible professional artists, all of whom are currently active within the art form as well as being experienced jazz educators.

In addition to intensive one-on-one instruction, students also pursue studies in jazz harmony, jazz history and jazz improvisation. Ensemble and performance opportunities include Jazz Combos, Vocal Jazz Ensemble and Big Band, all of which participate in numerous jazz events throughout the year, both on and off campus. The College's close proximity to one of the world's great centers of jazz enables students to observe and participate in the Chicago area's active music scene.

Major Requirements:

*Under special circumstances a Senior Project (such as a composition recital or conducting lecture/recital) may be substituted for the Senior Recital. Department Chair permission is required for a Senior Project.Completion of a 60 minute Senior Instrumental or Vocal Jazz Recital*