Music - Jazz Performance (Bachelor of Arts)

JSU Jazz Ensemble performing

This concentration is for the student desiring a performance career. The typical student will follow this degree with graduate work in the concentration. Individuals with a degree in Music Performance delve deeply into the repertoire of their field, and perform in studio classes, junior and senior recitals, and association competitions. Courses in the degree include Applied Music, Literature/Repertoire, Pedagogy and a variety of special topics, in addition to general music core courses. Students actively perform as soloists, collaborative musicians, with choirs and in opera productions.

"Come Fly With Me"
Featuring Mike Williams, Trumpet. Jacksonville State University Jazz Ensemble I

Potential Careers

Session Musician

Median Annual Salary

Session Musician


*Median salary for 2022 from

Additional Facts

  • JSU Jazz Ensemble I was a recipient of a Downbeat Magazine 2015 Student Award for "Outstanding Performance, Collegiate Jazz Ensemble.
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