Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies
The Rowan University Jazz Program is designed to prepare the serious jazz musician for a career in jazz and commercial music. Acceptance into the program is based on performance auditions, tests of musical ability, previous academic standing and score on the Scholastic Aptitude Test. All students study a major instrument with an artist/teacher, engage in private study in jazz improvisation and classical, perform in small jazz ensembles and gain experience playing in a large jazz ensemble. Classes include small jazz groups, jazz composition, arranging, music business and jazz history. All students perform a jury examination at the conclusion of each semester and prepare and present a full recital their junior and senior year.
The challenging but family like atmosphere of Rowan University creates an ideal environment in which to study jazz. Our faculty is composed of in demand working professional musicians/educators dedicated to preserving this uniquely American art form.
Bachelor of Music Education - Jazz Specialization
The Jazz Education Degree is the same as the Music Education Degree with a modest selection of Jazz courses added. Students who are interested in Music Education and also love Jazz will find this major a perfect fit. Graduating students not only will be certified to teach K through 12 but they will have more experience with improvised music, arranging and rehearsing jazz ensembles. Learning techniques to teach and rehearse jazz groups are also stressed. Acceptance into the program is based on performance auditions, tests of musical ability, previous academic standing and score on the Scholastic Aptitude Test.
Brian Betz; guitar
MM - Master of Music in Jazz Studies
Music Course Catalog