Welcome from Dave Schroeder, Director of the Jazz Studies Program
Words of Wisdom from Alumnus Wayne Shorter

Study jazz performance in New York City. Jazz Studies at NYU Steinhardt helps you pursue your passion in the constantly evolving jazz landscape with advanced performance training and related academic study. Prepare for your career as a professional musician with: 

  • A breadth of instruction modeled after real-life industry experience
  • Faculty includes John Scofield, Chris Potter, Lenny White, and Ari Hoenig
  • Access to celebrated jazz musicians and entrepreneurs, from one-on-one coaching to live interviews
  • Performance opportunities in New York City, both in NYU ensembles and master classes and at landmark venues like the Blue Note Jazz Club, the Village Vanguard, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, and Jazz Standard
  • Immersion in jazz culture in the heart of Greenwich Village

Our world-renowned faculty have the mastery to develop your potential as a performer, but also provide the real-world knowledge that will help you succeed beyond graduation.