UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music offers new bachelor’s degree in global jazz studiesSeptember 1, 2018 / No Comments
Undergraduates interested in careers as jazz performers, producers, teachers and/or scholars of jazz will now have the opportunity to receive a bachelor of arts degree in global jazz studies, beginning in fall 2018. The major will provide students with a cross-disciplinary education, drawing from various areas within the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, as well as the African American studies department.
“The new global jazz studies major is a vital addition to the school of music’s undergraduate programs, which include seven degrees across ethnomusicology, musicology, music performance, composition, and music education,” said Judith Smith, dean of the music school. “The major builds upon UCLA’s strong jazz studies tradition, while acknowledging that jazz has transcended international borders, being incorporated into the music of the world.”