The University of Manitoba is the first in Western Canada to offer a complete four-year undergraduate music degree leading to a Bachelor in Jazz Studies.
Jazz music has been defined as "spontaneous composition performance music." The Bachelor of Jazz Studies is designed to provide a broad and comprehensive study of jazz performance, jazz composition and arranging as they have developed over the past century. It will also provide strong pedagogical training in the field. The program will address the four disciplines that jazz musicians must cultivate in order to succeed in today's musical society: composing, arranging, performing and educating. A student graduating with this new degree will be able to enter the field of jazz in any one, or combination of these areas.
Candidates must meet the same admission standards as University 1 applicants. Recommended level of musicianship (Toronto Conservatory or Conservatory Canada) is as follows: Piano/Strings/Organ 8 and Voice/Winds 7. Grade 12 level music and a second language are recommended.
January 15, 2013
* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.