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Artist Diploma in Jazz

In 2023, Musicmatters launched an Artist Diploma in Jazz, intended for youth musicians aspiring to be music professionals as well as experienced musicians. This program envisions to fill a much-needed gap in contemporary tertiary-level music education in Sri Lanka. While improvisation and Jazz is the focus of the program, this course benefits any serious musician who is searching to expand their knowledge and further explore their potential for creativity and self-expression.

The course requires 2 years of full-time study. Successful completion of year 1 makes the student eligible for an Artist Diploma in Jazz. Entry into year 2 is by invitation only, which upon completion the student receives an Advanced Diploma.  

Email or WhatsApp on +94 77 251 3326 for Applications.

Course Content

Year 2

  • Instrument Study 2

  • Theory 2

  • Arranging and Composition 2
    Deep Listening 2

  • Keyboards 2

  • Ensemble 2

  • Improvisation 2

  • Ear Training 2

  • Notation 2

​Year 1

  • Instrument Study 1

  • Theory 1

  • Keyboards 1

  • Ensemble 1

  • Improvisation 1

  • Listening 1

  • Ear Training 1

  • Notation 1

In addition to the regular classes, special performance workshops with visiting musicians and workshops covering specific topics are organized for students during the year.

Resident Faculty:

Dr. Sumudi Suraweera

Sarani Perera

Uvindu Perera

Isuru Kumarasinghe



Online / International Faculty:

Dr. Eshantha Peiris (Canada)

Brian Allen (USA)

Leonhard Hunn (Gemany)

Dr. Reuben Derrick (New Zealand)


Course Fee:

Rs 300,000/= per year

Limited number of scholarships are available


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