Study jazz in the heart of a vibrant scene

We offer two undergraduate jazz studies degrees, a doctoral jazz studies minor, jazz ensembles and undergraduate and graduate coursework in jazz improvisation, composition and arranging, and history. Study with top jazz performers and composers in the heart of a vibrant jazz scene that rivals that of much bigger cities in quality and quantity!

From the School of Music’s new Hamel Music Center’s Mead Witter Concert Hall and Collins Recital Hall; to the Wisconsin Union’s historic theater, the intimate Play Circle, the iconic Memorial Terrace, the low-key Rathskeller, and the bustling Sett; to our long-running partnership with Tandem Press; to the Overture Center, Café Coda jazz club, the Arts + Literature Laboratory, North Street Cabaret, and outdoor concerts and festivals at the top of State Street; to venues throughout Madison’s neighborhoods and its surrounding communities; there is always great music to hear and many opportunities for UW-Madison students to augment their formal studies with gigs in Madison and beyond.