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Jazz Studies, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Boston, MA, United States
NEC has long been a pioneer in the education of jazz artists. NEC started the first fully accredited jazz studies program at the conservatory level nearly 50 years ago at the urging of Gunther Schuller. Our rigorous and open-minded approach to improvisation and composition has been a constant since Jaki Byard and George Russell created the school’s groundbreaking curriculum. 
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Overview

Because jazz is based as much on musical knowledge and self-expression as it is on technique, NEC students have always been able to study with any faculty member, regardless of instrument. Students may also choose to work with NEC’s renowned “classical” faculty.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • Jazz Keyboard Skills
  • World Music Rhythms for Non-Majors
  • Introduction to Jazz Improvisation and Ear Training
  • Jazz Repertoire
  • Jazz Theory

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    61

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

Online Application, which will include submission of your prescreening recording (if required for your major or program), essay, artistic resume (including a brief repertoire list), unofficial transcripts, English proficiency documentation (if applicable), contact information for your letters of recommendation, and the application fee of $115.

Tuition Fee

  • National

    46100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 46100 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Boston

  • 1560 - 3240 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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