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Jazz Arts, B.M.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

As one of the first conservatories in the U.S. to acknowledge the prime importance of jazz as an art form, the programs of study in the Jazz Arts program of Manhattan School of Music’ are designed to develop skilled performers, composers, arrangers, and jazz educators in preparation for careers in jazz music.

Systematic and rigorous conservatory training, combined with a myriad of performance and networking opportunities in New York City, make this program one of the richest of its kind for young jazz musicians.

Student Ensembles

Every concert season, guest soloists are featured in concert with our large ensembles, providing enriched performance experiences for students. Recent guest soloists include Paquito D’Rivera, NEA Jazz Masters Candido and Dave Liebman, Randy Brecker, Jon Faddis, Joe Lovano, Bob Mintzer, and vocalists Jane Monheit, Roberta Gambarini, and Judi Silvano.

  • Studio Orchestra
  • Jazz Orchestra
  • Composer’s Big Band
  • LatinX Jazz Orchestra

All students in the Jazz Arts degree programs are required to fulfill their ensemble requirement as outlined in their course sequence plans and as assigned by the associate dean of the Jazz Arts Program.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Jazz Harmony/Counterpoint
  • Jazz Ear Training
  • Jazz Required Piano
  • Jazz Music History
  • Humanties Core
  • Jazz Improvisation

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • 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

  • If your first language is not English, you will be required to take our in-house English Assessment during audition week
  • We recommend that you upload unofficial transcripts and proof of degree(s) to the online application for the initial phase of the admission process. You must submit your transcripts in the original language and in English.
  • All applicants who have completed their online application and passed prescreening (if applicable) must audition in order to be admitted to MSM.
  • If you are offered admission to MSM, you will receive details on how to apply for a student visa with your acceptance. You will be required to apply for the SEVIS Form I-20.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    48280 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 48280 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    48280 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 48280 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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