Performer’s Certificate in Jazz

Admission Requirements

  1. Applicants must submit transcripts of all collegiate-level study.
  2. Applicants from countries other than the United States must submit the results of the TOEFL examination showing a score of 450 or higher.
  3. An in person audition is required.
  4. All applicants must complete the university’s Certificate Application Form, available from the Graduate School.


Audition Requirements

Please see the Audition Requirements page.


Financial Aid

Financial Aid may be available for outstanding applicants. In order to apply for financial aid, students should write a personal letter requesting financial assistance at the time of application.


Required curriculum

Courses Credits
Music 5323 Applied Music (seven credits in the fall semester and 1 credit in the spring) 8
Music 5305 or Music 5325 Music 5305, Jazz Ensemble/Jazz Lab Band, or Music 5324, Graduate Chamber Ensemble (1 credit per
semester for two semesters)
Music 5300 Special Topics – Jazz Improvisation, Jazz Arranging or Jazz History (1 credit per semester for two semesters) 2
Total Credits 12

Other requirements

One public recital is required. The recital will usually be presented during the spring semester and carries no academic credit.

Note: Credits earned in a certificate program may not be applied to any degree program at the University of Connecticut.