About Jazz and improvisation

Balance the development of your technical musicianship with creativity, whilst strengthening your personal voice through contemporary performance practice and original compositions.

At Melbourne, you will have the opportunity to embrace a diversity of music genres including World, Popular, Folk, Experimental, Electronica, Crossover Media, Acapella and Multimedia.

Discover the Jazz & Improvisation major

Get an overview of the Jazz & Improvisation major in our Bachelor of Music with this video showcasing our practical, intensive and performance-based program.

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Why study at the University of Melbourne

Industry-ready skills

Industry-ready skills

Build performance-based skills, develop repertoire, improvisation skills and work on technical studies appropriate to your specialist area.

Taught by leading experts

Taught by leading experts

Throughout your journey you’re guided by expert teaching and performance staff and are supported by all the opportunities a world-class university can offer.

Career ready

Career ready

Develop the skills to be a ‘triple threat’ performer, improviser and composer as you build advanced technical skills and your distinctive individual voice.

Hear from our students

Find out what motivated our current students to choose Melbourne, and the impact studying with us has had on their lives and careers.

I've also really enjoyed the diversity of the class: everyone makes a different type of music, everyone’s practice is continually evolving and pushing things into different perspectives for me.

Tilly Webb, Bachelor of Music (Interactive Composition)

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