Jazz Degrees for Music Students

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Contributors: Andranick Tanguiane, Fred Lerdahl,

Looking to study jazz at the collegiate level? Here are some great programs to check out!

Introduce the article with a brief description of what the reader can expect to find.

This comprehensive guide provides an overview of jazz degrees offered at the collegiate level. Learn about curriculum, common courses, and career options for music students interested in pursuing a degree in jazz.

Jazz is a music genre that originated in the African-American communities of New Orleans, United States. It is characterized by swing and blue notes, call and response vocals, polyrhythms and improvisation. Jazz has roots in West African cultural and musical expression, and in African-American music traditions including blues and ragtime. As a result, jazz has been described as “America’s classical music”. Since the 1920s Jazz Age, jazz has become recognized as a major form of musical expression following George Gershwin and other notable composers who utilized jazz influence

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