School of Visual and Performing Arts

The Jazz Studies Program

The Jazz Major

The University of Toledo Department of Music offers a comprehensive and challenging experience for the student interested in pursuing a career in Jazz and popular music. Undergraduate as well as graduate degrees are offered in Jazz Studies for both vocalists and instrumentalists. Students may earn a Bachelor of Music (BM) in Jazz Studies, a BM in Jazz Studies with an emphasis in Music Business and Recording Arts, or a Bachelor of Education (BED) with a Jazz Emphasis. At the graduate level, the Master of Music (MM) in Jazz Studies is available with either a performance or a composition/arranging emphasis.  

For students who want to add Jazz as a component of another major, UT offers a minor in Jazz. Students electing to pursue the jazz minor must consult with their major advisor and music advisor to see that the necessary coursework is included in the total number of undergraduate courses taken. Students outside the College of Arts and Letters should ensure that the Minor in Music is an approved program within their college.

The Jazz Minor

Students electing to pursue the jazz minor must consult with their major adviser and music adviser to see that the necessary coursework is included in the total number of undergraduate courses taken. Students outside the College of Arts and Letters should ensure that the Minor in Music is an approved program within their college.

Jazz Ensembles

The UT Jazz Studies program also provides students with many exciting and diverse performance opportunities through our ensembles—UT Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Lab Band, Vocalstra, Latin Jazz Ensemble, as well as Jazz Combos. Concerts are held on campus, in local Jazz clubs and festivals, and at area high schools.

Last Updated: 8/8/17