Jazz Studies Certificate

About our Jazz Studies Certificate

You can earn a Jazz Studies Certificate through our award-winning and nationally recognized Jazz Program. Our program offers a secondary focus to existing music degrees with emphasis in jazz performance, improv, composition and arranging, and music history. You should consider our certificate program if you are either an instrumentalist or vocalist and participate in both large and small jazz ensembles.

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Why Choose Jazz Studies at CWU?

Our Jazz Studies program provides you with an in-depth understanding and training in jazz.

At CWU you can participate in numerous performance opportunities, such as student ensembles, jazz bands, and solo performances. This will help you apply what you’ve learned in a practical setting and gain experience on stage.

Study Jazz Studies at CWU

Develop your musical talent, improvisation skills, and knowledge of jazz history. Embark on a melodious journey.

Where is this program offered?

How much does this program cost?

Explore information on Cost, Aid, and Value to make an informed decision about investing in your education at CWU.

Where can I find more information?

Please visit the CWU Academic Catalog for current information about admission requirements, course descriptions, learner outcomes, and credit information. 

Want to apply? Check out our Admissions Audition information, as well as our Undergraduate Handbook. The Jazz Studies certificate must be done in conjunction with another Music major.


Support for Students

Each year, the Music Department gives over $250,000 in scholarships and waivers for incoming and returning students. To learn more, check out our Music Scholarship Information

Ensemble Opportunities

We offer many ensemble opportunities in a wide range of instrumental combinations, styles, and proficiencies. From our large symphony orchestra, wind ensemble, or premier vocal group to our small jazz combos and brass quintets, there is an ensemble for you. For a full list of ensembles, reference our CWU Music Ensemble opportunities.

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