Utah State University

Street 4015 Old Main Hill
City Logan
State UT
Postal 84322-4015
Country United States
Web http://music.usu.edu/ensembles/jazz/index.cfm
Category Collegiate Jazz Program
No bizstudents 10
No jazzstudents 50
Tot students 400
Degrees bach BM Performance, Music Education, Guitar Pedagogy, BS Music Therapy, BA Music with Specializations in Jazz, Commercial Music, and more.
Degrees grad MM Performance, MM Piano Pedagogy
Faculty Jon Gudmundson (Director of Jazz Studies, saxophone, Jazz Orchestra, AMP), Max Matzen (trumpet, Caine Jazz Combo, AMP), Todd Fallis (trombone, AMP), Greg Wheeler (saxophone, Jazz Ensemble, AMP), Larry Smith (arranging, piano), Kevin Olson (piano, AMP), Kate Skinner (vocal, keyboard, AMP), Corey Christiansen (guitar, AMP), Mike Christiansen (guitar), Josh Skinner (bass, jazz history, improvisation, AMP), Jason Nicholson (drums, AMP).
Alumns Corey Christiansen, Lynn Skinner, Melanie Shore, Kate Skinner, Josh Skinner.
Jazzbands Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble (big bands), numerous jazz combos, including scholarship group the Caine Jazz Combo.
Description Jazz is big at Utah State, with hundreds of students participating every year in jazz activities of one kind or another, whether in one of the two big bands, several combos, numerous guitar ensembles, jazz improvisation and history classes, various chamber groups that include jazz in their repertoires, the Jazz Kicks Big band, the annual Jazz Night at the Sky Club, the jazz series at Why Sound, or the regular jazz jam sessions downtown. Students at USU have opportunities to conduct, write for, perform in, and record and tour with big bands and small groups. In June of 2014, Downbeat Magazine honored the USU Jazz Orchestra with its Outstanding Performance by a Large Jazz Ensemble award in the annual Student Music Awards issue. This is due to a combination of great students who are excited to study and perform this music, and a world-class music faculty. A dynamic jazz program with excellent teachers on the faculty, we are excited to roll out our new Bachelor of Arts in Music degree, with specializations in Jazz, Commercial Music, Music Business, Production, Instrumental Performance, Vocal Performance, Musical Theatre and Arranging/Composition. The music program at Utah State University, administered by the Caine College of the Arts, has 27 full-time and 35 part-time faculty members serving more than 400 music majors. Located in the Chase Fine Arts Center Complex, departmental facilities include teaching/rehearsal space; faculty offices; the 2,000-seat Kent Concert Hall; and, the award-winning 400-seat Manon Caine Russell/Kathryn Caine Wanlass Performance Hall dedicated in January of 2006. The Department is a member of the National Association of Schools of Music. Additional information is available at http://music.usu.edu.
Tuition instate $2,726.83 per semester
Tuition outstate $8,780.25 per semester.
Deadline fall 2014-12-01
Notes December 1 deadline is for priority academic scholarship consideration. It is possible to apply and be accepted at any time up to the start of classes.
Primary contact name Jon Gudmundson
Primary contact title Director of Jazz Studies
Primary contact phone 435 797-3003
Primary contact fax 435 797-1862
Primary contact email jon.gudmundson@usu.edu
Admissions contact name Cary Youmans
Admissions contact phone 435 797-3015
Admissions contact email cary.youmans@usu.edu
Jazz contact name Jon Gudmundson
Jazz contact title Director of Jazz Studies
Jazz contact phone 435 797-3003
Jazz contact email jon.gudmundson@usu.edu
Version 5. Last edited by Jon Gudmundson

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