Bookmark and Share Scholarships

Jazz Studies

Jazz is an original American musical art form which originated around the beginning of the 20th century in African American communities in the Southern United States out of a confluence of African and European music traditions. The use of blue notes, call-and-response, improvisation, polyrhythms, syncopation and the swung note of ragtime are characteristics traceable back to jazz's West African pedigree.

Career Related Videos


Music Directors and Composers
Wage: $46,000
10 Year Growth Rate: 12.9%
Self Employed: 44.7%
Unemployment Rate: 4.8%
Employed Part Time: 37.0%

Education Requirements:
Bachelor's or higher degree, plus work experience