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Recognized nation-wide as one of Canada's top jazz training
institutions, Capilano offers a two-year diploma and a four-year applied
degree in jazz studies. Please note the diploma constitutes the first
two years of the four-year degree.
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.
The two year Diploma program is intended to provide its students with the skills necessary to
develop careers as self-employed professionals in the contemporary music
industry. Students who complete the Diploma and meet the minimum GPA
requirements can continue to year three of the Bachelor of Music in Jazz
The four-year Degree 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.
Capilano University | 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver, British Columbia Canada V7J 3H5 Tel: 604.986.1911
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