Jazz Studies

The Department of Music

We offer the aspiring Jazz musician a extensive study of the unique and improvisational medium

The Jazz Studies program at UNM provides a comprehensive education in the area of jazz, leading to a Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Studies.

The performing ensembles include two Big Bands and several small Jazz Combos. Other courses include a four-semester sequence of improvisation, jazz arranging, jazz theory/keyboard and jazz history. Jazz classes are open to all UNM students, regardless of major. Ensembles are by audition only, and other courses may include prerequisites.

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How to Apply

• All students must be admitted to the University, whether as an incoming freshman, transfer student, or non-degree student. Apply online through the Admissions Department at UNM

•After meeting all CFA admission requirements, students must apply to become a declared major.

Academic Advisement

The College of Fine Arts Student Success & Advisement Center is committed to serve the UNM community with compassion, guidance, and respect as we promote academic excellence.

To speak with a CFA advisor, please call (505) 277-4817.