Located in one of the world’s most vibrant centers for jazz, this degree will give you advanced performance training and intensive academic course work with exceptional opportunities in the music industry. You’ll perform weekly at landmark music venues, study one-on-one with our internationally acclaimed faculty, be mentored in entrepreneurship, and build a professional career in the modern jazz industry.Request Info
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"I studied with an inspiring roster of high-level professional artists. The program provided a great opportunity to network, which eventually led to auditioning and landing a job playing keyboards in the SNL band. In addition to my work as a composer, educator, and pianist, I’m also assistant musical director for the Trilogy Opera Company."
“I loved my time at NYU. For me, it was all about the faculty—they recruited the best of the best from NYC. Every week, you couldn't help but be inspired by the people around you. Jazz Director Dr. Dave Schroeder also shared a really unique and positive perspective about how to seize actionable opportunities in order to make a career in music. His attitude and encouragement helped me meet Richard Bona, with whom I toured all over the world for eight years, among many others. Those relationships snowballed, and I continue to work with my heroes on diverse musical projects that have taken me to over 40 US states, 60 different countries (and counting), and the Broadway stage.”
“Getting my MM in Jazz Studies at New York University was one of the best professional decisions of my career. Not only did I improve my composition and arranging skills by studying with some of the best composers in the field, but getting my degree also led to securing a number of college teaching jobs later in my career. It was definitely worth the investment.”