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Music Education - Jazz Pedagogy

Capital University

18 months
14300 USD/year
14300 USD/year
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The Music Education - Jazz Pedagogy program of Capital University is specially designed for working teachers. Earn your degree in just three summers of intensive coursework and immersive, hands-on workshops taught by some of the world’s finest jazz educators, authors, and performers.


Get your master’s in teaching jazz from the university that’s in sync with you — Capital

Mastering and teaching the essence and intricacies of jazz is a never-ending process. It’s shaped your life and career. It’s a career that never stops calling on you to elevate your own musicianship and teaching skills — and instill your love of jazz in your students.  It’s a call that brings music educators from throughout central Ohio and around the world to Capital for graduate study. And it’s easy to see why.

Our faculty includes standouts like Bob Breithaupt, Rob Parton, Stan Smith, Michael Cox and cofounder of the Jazz Education Network, Dr. Louis Fischer. At Capital, you’ll encounter a blend of educational and music theory and real-world application and best practices. The program will provide invaluable insights, techniques, and discovery you can put to work immediately with your students in the fall or in private lessons for years to come.

A master’s program designed to work around — and for — you.

In the Music Education - Jazz Pedagogy program of Capital University, you can participate in our four-day Complete Band Director Workshop and learn how to establish, administer and teach a well-balanced jazz band program. And if you’re running your own summer band camp, you can enroll in just one of the two summer sessions and still earn your master’s degree in only three summers. This flexibility is just one of many reasons so many music educators choose Capital for their Master of Music in Music Education.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Educational Psychology in the Music Classroom
  • Research in Music Education
  • Music Education
  • Seminar in Musical Styles and Application
  • Seminar in Jazz/Contemporary Theory/Aural Skills
  • Seminar in Jazz Improvisation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete and submit online application. 
  • Submit all academic transcripts, certificates, diplomas (including secondary and post-secondary). 
  • Submit Admission Test Scores: Students must have a TOEFL score of at least 80 iBT or an IELTS score of 6.5. To be considered for a higher scholarship award, ACT or SAT is recommended. 
  • Submit a copy of your passport identification page

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    14300 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 650 USD per credit during 18 months.
  • National

    14300 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 650 USD per credit during 18 months.

Living costs for Columbus

940 - 1520 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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