The Jazz Studies Program at Sacramento State is designed to produce performers of unique versatility and flexibility. The program provides private instruction, classes and ensembles covering a wide range of musical styles that challenge students to explore music beyond the boundary of the conventional “assignment” and continually strive to develop the highest levels of musical expression and appreciation. Performing ensembles include the Jazz Ensembles I & II, The Latin Jazz Ensemble, The Sac State Jazz Singers, and numerous jazz combos. Music students who major in Jazz Studies at Sac State benefit from a program that not only prepares them for careers as professional performers, but also gives them the skills they need to adapt and succeed in a changing world. The Program has been nationally honored by thirteen Downbeat Magazine Student Music Awards and by invitational performances at the Monterrey Jazz Festival.
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