The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music is committed to excellence in undergraduate music education. The program is distinguished by our artist-as-mentor approach to classroom teaching; our progressive, innovative curriculum curriculum and focus on small-group performance; our superb faculty, a community of legendary musicians; our exceptionally talented students, who come from all over the world; and our location in New York City, the jazz capital of the world.
Tuition (in state): $35,940.00
Tuition (out of state): $35,940.00
Federal Loans: Stafford, Perkins, Plus
Grants: Pell Grant, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants, Work Study
State Grants: New York's Tution Aid Program, New York's Aid for Part Time Study
New School Jazz Scholarships
University Scholars Program
Number of Full-time: 251
Full Time: 5
Part Time: 78
Bachelor's Degree of Fine Arts
Certificate in Creative Art Theories
1. Materials Cover Sheet (PDF)
2. Application Form
3. Personal statement of intent
4. Two letters of recommendation
5. $100 nonrefundable application fee
6. High School transcripts
7. College transcripts from every institution attended
About The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music
The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music is committed to excellence in undergraduate jazz education. The school is distinguished by its artist-as-mentor approach to classroom teaching; its progressive, innovative curriculum and focus on small-group performance; its superb faculty, a community of legendary musicians; its exceptionally talented students; and its location in New York City, the jazz capital of the world
At The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, you are trained in the technical, conceptual, and historical aspects of jazz and contemporary music. Learning takes place in three environments.
- The classroom: Instruction in ensemble playing, instrumental music, music history, music theory, and related topics
- Tutorial instrumental study: One-on-one sessions with renowned musicians who live and work in New York City
- Master classes: Lectures, performances, and workshops featuring top artists and industry leaders. Recent guests have included Barry Harris, Pat Metheny, Roy Hargrove, Christian McBride, Stefon Harris, Bob Hurwitz, and Arturo O'Farril.
The core curriculum includes courses in performance, analysis, composition, music history, and liberal arts. In addition, you can select or audition for a wide range of elective courses and narrow your focus as you advance toward graduation.