Jazz Music Institute

About us

Based in Brisbane, Jazz Music Institute (JMI) is a specialist jazz school delivering courses in jazz since 1997. JMI is the only private higher education provider in Australia that delivers a Bachelors degree specialising in jazz performance, producing graduates with the musical and business skills needed to thrive in the live jazz performance industry.
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Why choose JMI?

If you are serious about studying music, then JMI is the place for you. We feel that by delivering a degree program through an entirely jazz curriculum, our students learn more about how Western harmony works and how to apply stylistic nuance to perform any genre of contemporary music. Studying at JMI will make you a flexible, skilful and creative all-round musician.
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The JMI Learning Experience

As an institution to study at, JMI is clearly ahead of the curve in terms of student satisfaction and engagement. JMI is one of the highest rated institutions in Australia for student satisfaction. Data collected through Quality Indicators for Learning & Teaching (QILT) shows that students at JMI rate their educational experience considerably higher than the national average. Here is an excerpt of some of the results from the QILT Student Experience Survey in 2017:

Overall Quality of Educational Experience = 94.5% (National Average is 79.5%)
Teaching Quality = 96.3% (National Average is 83.5%)
Learner Engagement = 83.6% (National Average is 69.5%)
Student Support = 94.0% (National Average is 72.9%)
Skills Development = 94.3% (National average is 80.9%)
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