Jazz Studies

Jazz Studio and Improv Lab

The Jazz Studio is a state of the art digital multi-track recording studio available to Jazz Studies majors for projects in their curriculum. Also available is the Improvisation Lab, a lab incorporating sequencing, notation, and improvisation software for personal practice time as well as access to the Jamey Aebersold library of Play-A-Longs. Compose a film score and synchronize it to the video or format your score with the notation software and hear it played back. The goal of the Jazz Studies Program is to prepare you for the day-to-day demands of the music industry. It is also a strong foundational degree for continued graduate studies. Our graduates have performed professionally in groups such as: Glenn Miller Orchestra, Woody Herman’s Thundering Herd, The Temptations, Lee Greenwood, Tommy Dorsey Big Band, and The Blues Brothers to name a few. Many of our graduates have gone on to write professionally, such as: composer for artists like Della Reese, The Temptations, film scores for the History and Nature channels, been professional copyists, orchestrators, and edited music for companies like CPP Belwin.