Jazz Studies

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Jazz Studies at Marshall University provides the theoretical background and performance experiences necessary for the graduate to succeed as a jazz musician in the rigors of today’s music profession.

Classes in Jazz Studies

Thirteen classes are offered in Jazz Studies, including:

Jazz Improvisation I-IV
Jazz Theory
Jazz Arranging
Jazz History
Studio Lessons
Jazz Ensembles
Jazz Combos/Small Group/Rock Band
Jazz Literature
Jazz Pedagogy
Jazz Styles
Jazz Class Piano

Curriculum & Four Year Plan (PDF)