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We will help you become a leader in today’s global jazz scene while you immerse yourself in jazz culture in the heart of Greenwich Village. Our world-renowned faculty have the mastery to develop your potential as a performer, and provide the real-world knowledge that will help you succeed beyond graduation.

Bachelor of Music
Jazz Studies

Specialize in jazz composition or performance, perform with ensembles and in New York City's leading venues, and study one-on-one with world-renowned jazz artists.


Master of Music
Jazz Studies

Perform weekly at landmark venues, study one-on-one with our internationally acclaimed faculty, and build a professional career in the modern jazz industry.


Artist Diploma
Jazz Instrumental Performance

For advanced students and young professionals seeking to enhance their performance careers, this artist diploma immerses you in the Greenwich Village jazz community.


Doctor of Philosophy
Music Performance and Composition: Performers

Conduct cutting-edge research, perform on stage at NYU and throughout New York City, and study with world-renowned artists.

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Doctor of Philosophy
Music Performance and Composition: Composers

Create a highly personalized program as you refine your compositional voice to write large-scale works and embark on significant research for in-depth study and writing.

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NYU Jazz Interview Series

Hear in-depth discussions with jazz greats in the Jazz Interview series, hosted by Music and Performing Arts Professions Chair Dr. David Schroeder.

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News and Events

Jazz Alum Awarded Guggenheim Fellowship

Jazz Studies alum Rafael Rosa (MM ’14) is a recipient of the 2022 Guggenheim Fellowship.

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"On That Note" by Jazz Pianist Michael Wolff is a Memoir Filled with Music, Pain, and Laughter

Michael Wolff, adjunct professor of Jazz Studies, is an award-winning jazz pianist, composer, and bandleader. Recently, he added another notch to his creative belt with the release of his memoir, On That Note.

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Not Throwin' Away His Shot: An Interview with "Hamilton" Music Director Ian Weinberger

An interview with Jazz Studies grad student Ian Weinberger, music director for "Hamilton."

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The Artistry and Education of Gui Duvignau, Bassist, Jazz Studies Program

Gui Duvignau, musician and jazz studies major and is draws inspiration from his travels, and from performing rock, Brazilian and ‘world’ music, and studying contemporary music. 

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Downbeat Magazine Features our Jazz Program

A wonderful feature about campus life, the wide-range of opportunities available to students, and our professors' vision for the program.

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Dr. Schroeder Publishes "From the Minds of Jazz Musicians"

From the Minds of Jazz Musicians: Conversations with the Creative and Inspired is a new book by Jazz Studies director Dr. David Schroeder.

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