A few years ago, a group of enterprising students saw a need to create a jazz ensemble at Briar Cliff University — something that had been missing from the music program for many years. Upon presenting the idea to the Provost and Chair of the Music Department, the Briar Cliff Jazz Ensemble became a reality.
This auditioned ensemble performs a wide variety of styles ranging from traditional standards by Duke Ellington and Count Basie to Latin Jazz and Fusion. The Jazz Ensemble presents several on-campus performances and can also be heard off-campus at various nightclub venues in the region.
Do you love music?
Use it to help finance your education at Briar Cliff! The Department of Music awards scholarships that recognize and encourage talented student musicians who are searching for a liberal arts education, regardless of major. The department awards these annually renewable scholarships based upon talent and musical leadership. The award amounts vary, and are based upon an audition. Find out more then contact us to request your audition.