The University of Oregon is home to one of the most exciting new jazz studies programs in the country. Students studying jazz at Oregon receive the opportunities and instruction vital for a complete education in music and for success in all facets of the music business. In the jazz area alone, the School of Music boasts outstanding performing ensembles that include three big bands and eight jazz combos. Our comprehensive curriculum in jazz includes courses in jazz theory, performance practice (labs I-III), jazz improvisation (I & II), functional jazz piano (I & II), beginning to advanced repertoire study (I - VI), beginning to advanced jazz arranging/composition (I-VI), jazz history, pedagogy, and program planning/development as well as studio instruction .
While U.O. jazz faculty and ensembles have garnered numerous honors and awards, the focal point of the Oregon Jazz Studies program continues to be our students and their achievements. Our goal is to create an environment for learning that stimulates, recognizes, and rewards creativity and outstanding achievement in performance, composition, arranging, research, and education. To this end, we are committed to providing our students with the most thorough education available in jazz and opportunities for personal growth and successes in the field that are second to none.
Although the majority of our students are music majors, all of our jazz ensembles and most of our jazz courses are open to music majors and non-majors alike. Regardless of your reason for interest, we invite you to become a part of the School of Music and see why our Jazz Studies Program has emerged as one of the finest in the nation.
Recent Student Honors/Awards
The Oregon Jazz Ensemble
The U.O. Jazz Quintet
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