• Group of four jazz students performing on stage, singing and playing piano.

Conservatory training within a major university

The Jazz Studies Program at WMU has gained international recognition for its innovative approach to jazz education. The program attracts undergraduate and graduate students from throughout the United States and worldwide. Graduates of the program are among today’s leaders in jazz and pop performance, Broadway, recording studio production, writing, arranging, singing and music education.

Introducing the Center for Contemporary Music, Improvisation and eXperimentation

A hub for the creation and presentation of contemporary music at Western Michigan University. CMIX presents a broad range of activities and guests who focus on the creation, production, presentation and study of sonic arts, including jazz, popular music, contemporary concert music, and multimedia.