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Certificate of Achievement


The completion of this Certificate of Achievement in Jazz Composition prepares students for audition and transfer into a Bachelors of Arts in Music degree in Jazz Composition. This program is part of a group of stackable certificates in specialty areas that are built upon the Basic Music Skills Certificate of Achievement. The certificate includes basic skills in Music Theory and Musicianship. The certificate also emphasizes the skills necessary to pass a performance audition to a four‐year music program, including the ability to perform a variety of jazz music styles on a student’s chosen instrument. This program also emphasizes jazz composition and arranging and prepares students to submit their composition portfolios as part of their application for transfer. This certificate also fulfills a portion of the requirements for the Music AA and ADT. Transfer students should consult their transfer institutions of choice for further information on specific lower‐division Music major requirements.

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