Jazz music originated in American at the beginning of the 19th century. Since then jazz music has grown into an international art form that defies any boundaries of what it is or what it should be. Jazz music has expanded from the deep American south influences to include Chicago blues and countless other style variations such as bebop, cool, hard, modal, fusion and many more!
The Jazz Ensemble offers students the opportunity to study a wide variety of styles and influences that encompass the jazz realm while also learning basic technique to improve musicianship. The ensemble is open to both beginning and experienced players.
Scholarships are available for students who join and maintain active participation in rehearsals and performances.
Robert Morris University is a private, not-for-profit associate, baccalaureate, and master's degree-granting institution, accredited by the Higher learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60604, 312.263.0456). RMU serves over 7000 students interested in getting an education that meets the demands of today's business, graphic arts, health care, culinary and technical world at its main campus in Chicago as well as at locations in Arlington Heights, DuPage, Elgin, Orland Park, Bensenville, Schaumburg, Springfield, Peoria and Lake County.
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