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History - Jazz

Our Single Study program is a great way to study a single class or two offered at WAAPA without committing to one of our full-time programs.

Jazz History focuses on the development of Jazz from its beginnings to 1942, concentrating on the major musical innovations, definitive stylistic characteristics, external musical influences and seminal Jazz artists from the period.

Explore and examine the body of recorded work associated with the period in conjunction with the relevant literature.

On completion, all participants should be able to:

  • articulate the musical and historical events that influenced Jazz from its beginnings to 1942;
  • aurally recognise the definitive Jazz styles from 1900 to 1942; and
  • produce written work that conforms with university protocols.

Course details

Dates: Semester 1
Cost: $1,145

Cancellations and refunds

Please choose your course carefully as full refunds will only be given if a course has been cancelled. In the case of illness, a partial refund will only by granted upon presentation of a valid medical certificate within seven days of the course end date. Refunds will incur an administration charge of 15% of the total course fee.


A confirmation letter (including details of location, times and what to bring/prepare) will be sent to your email address approximately one week before the start of the course.

For further enquiries please contact:School Officer - Music
Elly Welch
Telephone: (61 8) 9370 6845

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