Specialization in Jazz Pedagogy


Oregon’s renowned program in jazz studies is one of the most exciting new jazz programs in the country, and boasts outstanding performing ensembles including three big bands, a jazz guitar ensemble, a Latin jazz ensemble, and multiple combos. The comprehensive curriculum includes courses in theory, performance practice, improvisation, piano, repertoire study, arranging and composition, history, pedagogy, program planning and development, and studio instruction. 

In addition to dedicated practice space for jazz drummers and small groups, the 2008 upgrade to the UO’s music facilities included the creation of a state-of-the-art studio for jazz instruction, rehearsal, and student recording projects. 

After receiving SOMD approval to pursue the chosen specialization, please submit this checklist along with the Declaration of Graduate Specialization form to the Music Graduate Office in the first term of enrollment in the Graduate Specialization. 

graduate-level credits
terms of ensembles
skills test

For a complete list of all Specialization in Jazz Pedagogy requirements download the checklist below.