Performance Opportunities in Jazz
The College of Music has three large performing Jazz Ensembles. The ensembles perform on- and off-campus concerts. The top FSU Jazz Ensemble is a nationally acclaimed ensemble drawn from a select group of graduate and undergraduate students. In addition, many small jazz groups are organized each semester and perform in a variety of traditional and modern jazz styles.
The Jazz/Pop Ensembles
The College of Music Jazz/Pop Vocal Ensemble is a group of 8 to 12 singers and a rhythm section. The ensemble performs in a variety of university and community settings, and emphasis is placed on comprehensive use of musical and stage skills which culminate in dynamic public performances of jazz and popular vocal music.
Chamber Music (Jazz Combos)
Small jazz ensembles (jazz combos) are organized dependent upon student interest. Ensembles historically have ranged from traditional New Orleans-style ensembles to modern or contemporary jazz ensembles. These ensembles are featured in a variety of on- and off-campus performances that members and faculty schedule.
Students from Jazz Ensemble II in a performance in Opperman Music Hall in October 2017.
Jazz students perform in Opperman Music Hall and in the Owen Sellers Amphitheater in 2016-2017.