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Capilano University is recognized nation-wide as one of Canada's top jazz training institutions. We offer a two-year diploma and a four-year Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Studies. The Jazz Studies diploma constitutes the first two years of the four-year degree. Students who complete the Jazz Studies Diploma and meet the minimum GPA requirements can continue to year three of the Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies degree. In the third year of the program, students chose one of three degree streams:
• General Studies Stream• Education Stream• Arranging/Composition Stream
The program focuses on jazz performance and composition in balance with other musical traditions and academic breadth electives to provide an enriched music education. For those who wish to pursue music as self-employed professionals, teach music in the schools, or continue their musical development at the graduate level, it is a unique and attractive option. Capilano Jazz Studies graduates have an excellent record of national and international success as performers and composers and as teachers at primary, secondary, and post-secondary levels.
The Capilano University Jazz Studies Program seeks to foster students' comprehensive abilities in jazz performance and composition within the context of an enriched liberal arts education. Our goal is to develop musicians who understand and value the rich history and traditions of jazz, who will be prepared to contribute to the evolution and growth of the art form in the future, and who will be equipped to engage creatively with current trends in music.
Capilano University | 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver, British Columbia Canada V7J 3H5 Tel: 604.986.1911
Sunshine Coast | 5627 Inlet Avenue, Sechelt, British Columbia Canada V0N 3A0 Tel: 604.885.9310