University of Montana Catalog 2023-2024

Jazz Studies Certificate

The Jazz Studies Certificate offers students with fundamental skills on a musical instrument the opportunity to develop further in the areas of jazz performance, theory, and improvisation.

Post-secondary Certificate - Jazz Studies


Jazz Studies Certificate Required Courses6
Jazz Studies Certificate Electives6
Total Hours12

Degree Specific Credits: 12

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Jazz Studies Certificate Required Courses

Note: MUSI 131A/MUSI 331 (UM Jazz Bands) and MUSI 162A/MUSI 362 (Chamber Ensembles - Jazz) are repeatable

Complete all of the following courses:
MUSI 131AJazz Ensemble I: UM Jazz Bands2
or MUSI 331 Jazz Ensemble II: UM
MUSI 162AChamber Ensembles I2
or MUSI 362 Chamber Ensemble III: UM
MUSI 360Jazz Theory & Improvisation I (equivalent to 225)2
Total Hours6

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Jazz Studies Certificate Electives

Complete 6 credits of the following courses:6
Introduction to Entertainment Management
Dance Forms
Performance Study
History of Jazz
History of Rock & Roll
Jazz Ensemble I: UM Jazz Bands
Jazz Ensemble II: UM
Chamber Ensembles I
Chamber Ensemble III: UM
World Music (equiv to 307)
Jazz Pedagogy
Jazz Theory & Improvisation II
Jazz Arranging & Composition
Total Hours6

Minimum Required Grade: C-