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.



Careers

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