“From the blues to bebop and beyond, we emphasize the multi-faceted traditions of everything under the jazz umbrella.”
– Joshua Rager
Corey Thomas, BFA 19 Jazz Studies
Jazz at Concordia is an intimate program where students and faculty work together in a nurturing, non-competitive environment. With less than 60 students in the program, relationships flourish and talent blooms. This supportive structure lends itself well to creative experimentation and personal growth. Jazz tradition and culture are at the core of the program, with courses in jazz harmony, aural skills, improvisation, arranging, composition and performance. Students can take a class from electroacoustic, or any other area of the music department. The faculty is comprised of award-winning jazz musicians from Montreal who invite their colleagues—world-renowned artists—to hold master classes throughout the year.
The Specialization in Jazz Studies is a 66-credit program that students may enter from their first year. Jazz tradition and culture are at the core of the program from the start, with courses in jazz harmony, aural skills, improvisation, arranging, composition and performance.