Jazz Studies, Post-Baccalaureate Certificate
The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Jazz Studies provides students and/or professionals with knowledge and skills needed to apply principles of jazz to a variety of musical careers.
For information regarding deadlines and requirements for admission, please see the Guide to Graduate Admissions.
In addition to the application materials required by The Graduate School:
- An earned Bachelor’s degree in Music; in exceptional cases, a student with an undergraduate degree outside of music may be considered.
- For current degree-seeking students, at least one letter of recommendation must be from a Jazz faculty member at UNC Greensboro.
Certificate Program Requirements
Required: 12 credit hours
|Required Courses (12 credits)|
|Select 12 credits from the following: *||12|
|Principles of Jazz Theory|
|Jazz Arranging I|
|Jazz Arranging II|
|Performance Studies (Secondary) (may be repeated for 3 additional credits)|
|History of Jazz|
|Jazz Improvisation I|
|Advanced Jazz Improvisation|
|Chamber Music **|
|Jazz Ensemble **|
|Jazz Ensemble II **|
|Total Credit Hours||12|
Must be taken at UNC Greensboro, at least 6 at the 600-level; the coordinator of the Miles Davis Program in Jazz will advise the certificate student in course selection.
May be repeated up to three times.
Although not required, students are encouraged to audition for one of the jazz ensembles or jazz combos.
Completion of all coursework with a grade of B or better is required. Degree-seeking students must include a member of the jazz faculty on their doctoral advisory committee or master’s comprehensive exam committee. Testing conditions will follow those outlined in the Handbook for Graduate Study in Music for the student’s degree program.
Graduate Music Handbook
Additional policies and regulations are found in the Graduate Music Handbook located at: vpa.uncg.edu/music/music-current-students/graduate/