The following questions are intended to answer some of the common questions that new students may have about the Jazz Studies program. Students currently enrolled at SDSU and those who wish further information should contact the School of Music and Dance at (619) 594-6031. Further, all information found below may be found in the Undergraduate Handbook available in the music office.
No. Music majors, non-music majors and students enrolled through the College of Extended Studies may participate in jazz ensembles. Placement in ensembles is by audition only.
Auditions for all jazz performing groups will be held the first three days of classes of each semester. The results from the audition are usually posted by Friday of that week. Sign-up sheets are posted on the Jazz Studies Bulletin Board (located across from M-114) in the first week of classes.
There is no need to formally schedule a time to view ensemble rehearsals. New students are always welcome to attend providing their behavior is not disruptive to the rehearsal. Check the ensembles’ schedule for exact times, but in general the big bands rehearse from 2-5pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays and combos rehearse ranging from 1-5pm on Mondays and Wednesdays. We encourage attendance of Jazs Ensemble #1’s rehearsal or that of Combo I.
Maps and parking information may be found by following this link.
San Diego State University and the School of Music and Dance offer many ways to assist students with their finances while in atendance at the college in the forms of School of Music and Dance Scholarships, Academic Scholarships, Financial Aid, College Work-Study, School of Music and Dance Student Assistants, and Graduate Assistantships and Teaching Assistantships. Please follow this link for more information.