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Contemporary Improvisation, BM, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Boston, MA, United States
NEC's Contemporary Improvisation (CI) program brings together an extremely diverse group of the world's finest young musicians. Students come from the jazz and classical traditions plus a wide swath of folk music traditions across many cultures.
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Overview

The term "Contemporary Improvisation" is one that liberates the idea of improvisation from any specific genre. It reflects what’s already been going on for years among musicians who refuse to allow style or genre definitions to limit their creativity. Our faculty, students, and alumni continue to evolve the conversation around improvisation.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

  • Development of Long-Term Melodic Memory
  • Advanced Aural Training
  • Development of Personal Style
  • Improvisation
  • Recital

English Language Requirements

  • 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.

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  • 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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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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

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