Jazz Studies

The Music Department of Valdosta State University offers a complete musical experience in the area of jazz studies. The curriculum is designed to prepare the student for a professional career in jazz performance, arranging/composition, and jazz education. Students at Valdosta State work closely with an esteemed faculty of gifted performers committed to quality instruction. Students interested in studying jazz at VSU have the option of a Jazz emphasis within the Bachelor of Music in Performance, Bachelor of Arts in Music and Music Minor degrees. The VSU jazz ensembles and combos are open to all students by audition, regardless of major.


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Come celebrate Mardi Gras with a combined concert featuring:
VSU New Jazz Ensemble, directed by Jesse Cook
VSU Jazz Ensemble, directed by David Springfield
Valdosta High School Jazz Ensemble, directed by Andrew Hill
Lee County High School Jazz Ensemble, directed by Ronnie Hill
The concert is free and open to the public.

Mardi Gras Jazz