Welcome to the Jazz Studies program at UNC Pembroke!

The UNCP Department of Music boasts an active and vibrant Jazz Studies program, offering a broad array of academic and performing experiences to our students.  Our experienced faculty of teacher-performers is committed to promotion of this improvised and originally American art form, and to furthering the education of our students and the community.  Take a look through these pages and see what we’ve been up to as well as what’s coming next!

To our community members, we invite you to our Events page.  All of our concerts are free and open to the public.  Please join us. 

To our prospective students, we have a place for you here.  Whether you are an advanced jazz player or a novice wanting to get your first taste of improvisation, our ensembles, academics, and individual instruction will help you achieve your goals.  Stop by for a visit, meet our faculty, and bring your horn so you can blow a few choruses with our students. 


Aaron Vandermeer

Director of Jazz Studies