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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.

BM, 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.

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MM, 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.

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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.

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PhD, 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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PhD, Music Performance and Composition: Composers

Create a highly personalized program exploring the aesthetic foundations and psychology of music and the arts, and perform qualitative research.

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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

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. 

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.

The Blue Note/NYU Jazz Sunday Brunch

Brad Shepik and his NYU Ensemble, 11:30am set

The Blue Note/NYU Jazz Sunday Brunch

Brad Shepik and his NYU Ensemble, 1:30pm set