B.Mus. On Campus

Jazz Studies, Performance

48 months
33408 USD/year
33408 USD/year
19032 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Gain a holistic understanding of jazz as a performing art across an array of ensembles with the Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies, Performance in Temple’s Boyer College of Music and Dance at Temple University. 


You’ll develop a strong foundation for a career as a jazz composer, educator or performer. Performance 123-credit, full-time Jazz Studies at Temple University prepares students to play with both instrumentalists and vocalists or as a solo performer.

Courses take a deeper dive into your jazz performance instrument of choice, taught by some of the most renowned jazz artists and musicians in the field. Jazz Performance majors take music history and theory courses in addition to the Jazz Studies curriculum, which includes arranging, improvisation, and style and analysis.

Outside of the classroom, students have opportunities to regularly perform at Temple’s Performing Arts Center, as well as venues such as the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and Jazz at Lincoln Center

Future Career

Students of Temple's Jazz Studies program have the opportunity to participate in both large and small ensembles. Jazz Band, Lab Band, Brass Ensemble, Fusion Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Guitar Ensemble, Vocal Ensemble, and New Music by Temple Composers provide a comprehensive performance experience in solo as well as ensemble playing for both instrumentalists and vocalists. All of the performing groups are coached by an experienced faculty of musician-educators. Graduates are prepared to begin a career as professional performers. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Instrumental Major
  • Secondary Piano for Music Majors
  • Small Jazz Ensemble
  • Theory 
  • Analytical Reading and Writing 
  • Jazz Improvisation: Theory and Practice
  • History of Pop
  • Business of Music 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


123 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

National Students

  • Self-Report High School Transcript
  • Fee: $55 (Fee waivers are available for freshmen who qualify)
  • Essay
  • Extracurriculars

International Students

  • Temple's online application or online Common Application or Paper application to submit by mail
  • Official High School or University Transcripts with English Translations 
  • Standardized Tests (SAT, ACT, TOEFL iBT, IELTS or PTE)
  • Apply as an international student if you hold or will need to obtain a nonimmigrant visa, including a student (F-1) or an exchange visitor (J-1) visa.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33408 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33408 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    33408 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33408 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    19032 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19032 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Philadelphia

1313 - 2284 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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