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Capital's jazz studies program is one of the pioneering programs of its kind, with a strong emphasis on both classroom and applied experiences, including improvisation and composition. The program features a highly intensive study of jazz and contemporary music, combined with traditional theoretical studies, ensemble experience and courses in the arts and sciences. In addition to preparing students for success as performers, an undergraduate education in jazz studies is excellent preparation for entrance into the nation's most prestigious graduate programs. Several of Capital's jazz studies majors also have chosen to expand their career options by earning their teaching certification.
Bachelor's of Music in Jazz Studies-Performance
Masters of Music Education/Pedagogy, Jazz Studies (Three Summer Program)
Jazz Studies majors have the opportunity to play in numerous ensembles, such as:
The Capital University Jazz Ensembles have appeared around the world, including:
Full-Time Faculty/Position-Courses Taught in Area:
Notable alumni from the program include names such as:
The Jazz and World Music Festival is a week-long event featuring student and faculty ensemble concerts, both on campus and in the community, and world-class jazz artists in clinics, workshops, and in concert. In addition, one day is earmarked for the Jazz Ensemble Invitational (Friday, April 18, 2008) that brings together middle and high school, collegiate and community jazz ensembles from within a five-state region for a friendly non-competitive atmosphere in an educationally emphasized setting. Adjudication is provided by regionally-, nationally- and internationally-recognized judges. The event is sanctioned by the International Association for Jazz Education as a non-competitive festival.
Capital's Jazz Studies program boasts a faculty jazz group comprised of:
Stan Smith, guitar; Robert Breithaupt, drums; Dr. Michael Cox, saxophones; Roger Hines, bass; Mark Flugge, piano; Rob Parton, trumpet
For more information about the Jazz Studies program, contact Dr. Lou Fischer, Jazz Area head, at (614) 236-6285.
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