Global Jazz Studies

Performance

Opportunities

Jazz
Essentials

Global Jazz Studies has seven ensembles dedicated to the performance and practice of jazz. Ensembles include Afro-Cuban, Contemporary Jazz, and Charles Mingus, in addition to Jazz Combos, Jazz Orchestra, Latin Jazz Big Band, and World Jazz and Intercultural Improvisation. Students are also encouraged to explore performance opportunities among the school’s other 30+ ensembles covering a range of genres and styles.

Explore Our Degrees

Conducting
Graduate study and training in choral, orchestral, or wind conducting
Ethnomusicology
The study of global musical traditions through performance training, research, and field work
Global Jazz Studies
Jazz performance and musicianship courses are paired with African American Studies
Music Composition
Mentorship in the creation and realization of music for concerts, opera, and visual media
Music Education
Preparation for music educators leading to a B.A. and teaching credential in just four years
Music History & Industry
Combining Musicology and the Music Industry minor for practical hands-on training with the study of music within the context of different societies, cultures, and theories
Music Industry
Industry professionals and UCLA faculty prepare students for music-related careers
Musicology
The scholarly study of the histories, cultures, and critical interpretations of music and music-making
Music Performance
Study and training towards professional performance careers in Western classical music
Music Performance Jazz
A highly selective M.M. program in partnership with the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz