B.A. in Jazz Studies

Students in Jazz Studies are mentored by an accomplished professional faculty and take private lessons with some of the most renowned musicians in the Baltimore/Washington area.

Students have the opportunity to record on state-of-the-art equipment and perform in a variety of ensembles in venues both on and off campus. Students receive a solid grounding in jazz theory, history and performance practice, preparing them for graduate school and careers as full-time players and teachers.

To view the academic requirements for this degree, please visit the academic catalog.


Harry Appelman, M.M. – Jazz Piano
Tom Baldwin, B. M. – Bass, electric & upright
Matthew Belzer, M.M. – Saxophone
Tom Lagana, M.M. – Electric Guitar