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The New School's School of Jazz Stats, Info and Facts

Progressive Curriculum, Legendary Musicians

The School of Jazz was founded on the principle that working artists should play a role in jazz education. One of the most influential institutions of its kind, Jazz offers a progressive curriculum, small ensemble-based performance, a stellar faculty composed of artist-practitioners, and access to unique musical opportunities throughout New York City. The faculty is comprised of legendary musicians, mentoring students to develop the confidence and knowledge to experiment, take risks, and find their own authentic style of self-expression. New York also provides the benefit of the best live music venues in the world. On most nights, at least one Jazz student is performing somewhere in the city. Jazz offers the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Jazz and Contemporary Music, a joint B.A./B.F.A . degree with Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts and the opportunity to choose minors across disciplines.


School for Jazz core faculty features top-ranked New York professional musicians, including Junior Mance, Reggie Workman, Jane Ira Bloom, and Dr. Chico Hamilton. Our school's artist-as-mentor philosophy has produced enduring collaborations between faculty and students throughout the years. These duos--such as Peter Bernstein and Jim Hall, Roy Hargrove and Jimmy Heath, Rachel Z and Maeve Royce, and Brad Mehldau and Fred Hersch--have gone on to perform together and create new music.

The New School

The New School is a legendary university in New York City, now comprising seven academic divisions. Founded in 1919 Imagine a university where scholars, artists and designers find the support they need to challenge convention and fearlessly create positive change in the world.

Imagine a community where walls between disciplines are dissolved, so journalists collaborate with designers, architects with social researchers, media specialists with activists, poets with musicians. Imagine an intellectual and creative haven that never has and never will settle for status quo.

The New School is just such a university community, attracting students from all over the world to its home in the heart of Greenwich Village.

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  • James from Milton, DE
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  • This program is simply amazing. So many incredible teachers and fellow students you will meet; the community is just wonderful. Highly recommended for students seeking to develop their own voice…

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  • Christopher from Bothell, WA
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  • At The NSJCM, my passion for music has been nurtured beyond my greatest expectations. The curriculum is flexibly rigorous, but still welcoming to hard workers who may lack professional playing…

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  • from Los Angeles, CA
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  • The faculty are incredible and want to give you the tools to help you succeed as a musician. The location is ideal, with several jazz clubs in the area and…

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