Summer Programs

Summer Jazz Improv Workshop: New York City


Session I

Program Dates: June 27 - July 8, 2016
(Residential Students Move-in: June 26, Move-out: July 9)
Priority Application Deadline: April 15, 2016
Final Application Deadline: May 6, 2016

Session II

Program Dates: July 11 -- July 22, 2016
(Residential Students Move-in: July 10, Move-out: July 23)
Priority Application Deadline: April 15, 2016
Final Application Deadline: May 6, 2016


Intended For: High School, Undergraduate, and Graduate Students

Program Description & Faculty

The NYU Summer Jazz Improvisation Workshop combines cutting-edge jazz education with master classes and workshops by the finest jazz musicians in New York City. This workshop offers courses covering a wide range of subjects and a diverse ensemble program tailored to the needs of intermediate to advanced students. Along with world-renowned jazz studies faculty, the workshop will include daily interaction with jazz musicians from around the world, making this a unique opportunity that could only be offered in Greenwich Village, the mecca for jazz.   

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Program Costs and Fees

Below are all costs associated with the Jazz Improv Workshop:

    • Tuition: $2,500
    • Application Fee: $55: nonrefundable and paid at the end of the 2016 Summer Application
    • Housing & Meal Plan (optional): $788 shared room with 10 meals and 30 Dining Dollars per week
    • International Students have additional Visa and/or participation fees
Accepted students will confirm their attendance once they have paid the enrollment deposit (detailed instructions provided in acceptance email). Residential students will have successfully registered for housing once they have paid the housing deposit and completed the housing application (sent via email after student confirms their attendance).

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Application Information

A completed application consists of:

  1. A 2016 MPAP Summer Application
  2. Correctly uploaded audition materials in Get Acceptd and a $55 application fee (paid at the end of Acceptd)

*If you are an international student please go to the Application for International Students Website for application details.

Your application will be reviewed once your application is complete and not beforehand. 

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Audition Requirements

  • Submit a video recording with three contrasting jazz standards of your choice that demonstrate the breadth and range of your work and a command of the jazz language. You must be accompanied by a live rhythm section of piano or guitar, bass, and drums. If you are a rhythm section player, you must perform with at least a trio of piano or guitar, bass and drums.

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Housing Information

Session I                                              Session II                                       

Move in: June 26, 2016                       Move in: July 10, 2016                   
Move out: July 9, 2016                        Move out: July 23, 2016                 

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International Students

Please follow this short check list as a guide of the necessary steps needed to take as an international student. 
    1. Complete the 2016 MPAP Summer Programs Application 
      With indication of housing need and financial need (if that would apply to your situation) 
    2. Submit proof of English language proficiency

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Program Contacts

Program Administration                     

MPAP Summer Programs
35 West 4th Street, Suite 1077
New York, NY 10012
(p) 212 998 5438

Academic Content 

Dr. Dave Schroeder
Jazz Studies Director
35 West 4th Street, Suite 1077
New York, NY 10012 
(p) 212 998 5446