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Jazz Studies Minor

Prepare for a Career in Jazz
  • 9:1

    Student-Faculty Ratio

  • 3rd

    Rated 3rd on a List of “5 Best Colleges for Music Majors in North Carolina"

A minor will prepare you for positions including:

Hone your craft and become a performing artist.

Teach private lessons to aspiring musicians/performers.

Write music as a professional occupation.

Organize concerts and performances for musicians/artists.

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Learn To

Attain fundamental musical knowledge and skills through analytical listening and sight-singing

Prepare for performance of musical works that exhibit effective artistic expression

Locate, evaluate and effectively use information to prepare music for a performer

Come to UNCW if you’re looking for an intimate learning experience, if you’re looking for lots of one-on-one time with your professors. As a student, that is very, very helpful.
Isabella Stollenmaier ’17
Jazz Studies, Minor Program Overview