Total Credits: 32
GRE Required: No
Minimum Language Test Scores: 577 (TOEFL PBT), 90-91 (TOEFL IBT), 7 (IELTS), 61 (PTE) or 110 (Duolingo)
Concentrations: Jazz Performance
Degree Awarded: M.M.
A minimum of thirty-two credits in the field of Jazz Studies; including Harmony, History, Arranging/Composition, Ensemble, Practicum, Private Instruction, and a final Recital. The candidate must be able to demonstrate (1) performance competence as an instrumentalist or vocalist on a high professional level; and (2) practical proficiency as a Jazz Arranger/Composer; and (3) proficiency as an Ensemble and Instrumental or Vocal Coach. Where there are deficiencies in background such as to impede the ability of the student to profit from graduate work, the Graduate Committee will require additional courses to be taken without credit for the removal of such deficiencies. Audition is required.
Supporting Documents Required:
- Transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
- 2 letters of recommendation
- Personal Statement
- Performance applicants will be required to appear for an audition. In some instances a recorded audition may be acceptable
- An Arranging/Composition portfolio may be submitted as an addendum to performance audition
Program Advisor: Prof. Professor Suzanne Pittson
For more information, please visit the Program Website.