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In 1979, NCCU became the first university in the state to offer the Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Studies. The program has since evolved to include a comprehensive vocal jazz component and the Master of Music degree in Jazz Composition and Jazz Performance.

The Jazz Studies Program is under the leadership of Interim Department Chair and Director of Graduate Programs (Jazz Studies) Dr. Lenora Helm Hammonds and Prof. Robert Trowers as Director of Jazz Studies and offers curricula leading to the Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees in jazz. 

The Jazz Studies Program is dedicated to fostering a quality education, shaping the future of aspiring musicians, and maintaining the integrity of a great art form.

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