Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies

  • 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 admission requirements can continue to year three of the Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies degree and will chose one of two degree streams:

    •   Bachelor of Music and Jazz Studies-Performance/Composition Program
    •   Bachelor of Music and Jazz Studies-Education Program

    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.

    Mission Statement

    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.

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