Why choose jazz studies at North Central College?
You’ll learn from internationally known faculty who are at the top of their game. Our talented musician-teachers know what it takes to succeed as a jazz artist, and they will help you do just that.
Our instrumental lessons last an hour each, rather than the 30 minutes common at other institutions. But we don’t stop at teaching you the art of jazz. Our faculty will also show you how to market and manage yourself, how to network effectively—in short, how to earn a living as a musician. And at a time when many schools are cutting back on the arts, North Central College is whole-heartedly supporting them through new venues, curriculum updates, stellar faculty and competitive scholarships.
You can also:
- Join any of our many jazz ensembles, including Combos, Big Band, Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Chamber Jazz Ensembles, Jazz Guitar Ensemble, Jazz Saxophone Ensemble and many more. Every jazz group meets for 90 minutes weekly under the direction of a jazz faculty member, so you'll learn how to work effectively with a professional musician.
- Forge valuable connections in the industry, thanks to faculty with established professional networks.