Jazz Studies, Bachelor | Northwestern University | Evanston, United States
48 months
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62391 USD/year
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About

The Jazz Studies program at Northwestern University currently offers the bachelor of music and master of music degrees. In addition to the excellent instruction at the Bienen School of Music, students have ready access to a wide array of challenging coursework in other fields, something that can be found only at a major research university.

Overview

Why Jazz Studies program at Northwestern University?

Ideally situated near the jazz capital of Chicago and under the expert guidance of director Victor L. Goines, Northwestern's Jazz Studies program provides the perfect environment for jazz musicians

Performance opportunities for jazz students include large and small ensembles that are heard regularly throughout the year, as well as performance opportunities in the thriving jazz scene in the greater Chicago area. Program graduates can be found in a variety of important performance and university settings throughout the United States and abroad.

Well-known as both a jazz educator and artist, Goines’ long list of credentials include current membership in the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra as well as recordings and concerts with many of the jazz and popular music greats of today. Additionally, he served as artistic director of the Juilliard School’s jazz studies program for seven years, developing curricula for the bachelor’s and master’s degrees and the artist diploma program.

Goines firmly believes that jazz performers must have highest-level technical skills and an in-depth knowledge of the language of jazz and its historical roots. These elements, he feels, combined with self-understanding, are invaluable in developing artists who are articulate in the idiom and who can contribute to the evolution of this important American art form.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Applied Lesson
  • Jazz Orchestra
  • Music Theory
  • Aural Skills
  • Jazz Improvisation
  • Writing / English Composition

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

120 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Common Application or Coalition Application sent to Northwestern University, including the non-refundable application fee of $75 or fee waiver
  • Secondary School Report (includes high school transcript and counselor recommendation letter)
  • Academic Teacher Recommendation
  • Music Teacher Recommendation (preferred but not required)
  • Required Standardized Test Scores
  • Music Audition and/or Portfolio Materials, via Bienen School application 
  • Early Decision Agreement (Early Decision applicants only)
  • Midyear Report (Regular Decision applicants only)
  • International Supplement to the Secondary School Report (international applicants only)
  • TOEFL or IELTS exam results (international applicants only) 

Tuition Fee

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Living costs for Evanston

1100 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

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

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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