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Artist Diploma
Jazz Instrumental Performance

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Go beyond your graduate education and professional experience by honing your technique and musicianship while increasing the depth of your jazz knowledge. This highly individualized diploma can be completed in just two semesters while you immerse yourself in the Greenwich Village jazz community and prepare for the vast number of professional performance opportunities available to you in New York City.

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Advanced Diploma: Classical Instrumental Performance

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While developing your technique and musicianship, you will be mentored by world-renowned jazz faculty who are at the top of their fields. You’ll also enjoy training in jazz improvisation and composition and diverse performance and recording opportunities.

Your curriculum offers plenty of opportunities for you to refine your craft. You’ll delve into jazz arranging, improvisation, and composition, and learn from seminal jazz artists from around the world in weekly interviews, podcasts, and discussions. In addition, you’ll practice and perform in a variety of jazz styles with your peers, directed by New York's leading jazz artists.

Through your professors, you’ll have access to a powerful professional network of active musicians, entrepreneurs, and composers, opening career opportunities to you before and well after graduation. 

Our graduate students regularly obtain potential job offers at The Blue Note Jazz Club, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Saturday Night Live. Additionally, our Jazz Studies graduates have been hired to work with iconic jazz performers including John Scofield, Kenny Werner, Richard Bona, Taylor Swift, Lenny White, Ron McClure, Mike Richmond, Andy Milne, Combo Nuvo, and Brad Shepik, to name a few.


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