At the heart of the thriving new music scene in Seattle, the Jazz Studies and Improvised Music program at the University of Washington is well-established as a birthing ground for innovation, collaboration, and disciplined concentration on technical mastery and excellence in performance and creation.

Welcome to Jazz and Improvised music studies at the University of Washington. We are a group of dedicated faculty, hard-working students and look forward to welcoming you to the University of Washington School of Music.

Long a catalyst for innovative directions in new music and for preparing students to perform at the highest levels of musicianship in the professional realm, the program provides a foundation in the significant historical figures, works, styles, and movements of jazz, coupled with an encouragement toward pushing boundaries and extending the art form.