Master of music degree program in global and contemporary jazz studies
HEGIS code 1004.00
NYS SED program code 39249

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Admission Requirements

Department Music, Conservatory of
Fall Application Deadline Program is currently not accepting applications for admission.
Spring Application Deadline Program is currently not accepting applications for admission.
Supporting Documents for Matriculation:
Supporting Documents for Matriculation:

1. Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended (applicants who earned a bachelor's degree outside the United States need to submit a 'Course by Course International Transcript Evaluation.'

2. Two letters of recommendation

3. Resume (education, work and performance experience)

4. Sample performance audio/video recording (optional)

5. 500 word biographical statement on your reasons for pursuing this program and your professional goals


I. F-1 or J-1 international students must submit English Proficiency Exam. TOEFL- 79, IELTS- 6.5, PTE- 58-63, Duolingo 105-160.

Auditions and Interview with Department
TOEFL (paper, computer, internet) N/A, N/A, N/A


This program is currently not accepting applications.
Matriculation requirements:
Applicants for this MM program must have completed a BA in Music from an accredited institution, or a non-music Bachelor's degree with comparable musical experience. Applicants must pass an audition at the time of application, demonstrating proficiency on their instrument/voice and familiarity with jazz idioms. General matriculation and admission requirements of Graduate Studies are in the section "Admission" of the Graduate Bulletin.

Degree requirements (35 credits)
a) All of the following (9 credits): MUSC 7791X, MUSC 7792X, MUSC 7793X
b) At least 5 credits from the following courses: MUSC 7780X, MUSC 7781X
c) At least 6 credits from the following courses: MUSC U7540X, MUSC 7545X, MUSC 7380X, MUSC 7546X, MUSC 7855X
d) At least 6 credits from the following courses: MUSC 7860X, MUSC 7861X, MUSC 7851X, MUSC 7651X
e) At least 3 credits from the following courses: MUSC 7190X, MUSC 7441X
f) At least 3 additional graduate-level credits of electives approved by the program Director.

Additional requirements for a MM degree
All students in this program must meet with faculty for a formal progress evaluation. This will occur for full-time students near the end of their second semester in the program.

All candidates for this degree must complete a 3-credit capstone project, MUSC U7950G Master's Recital or MUSC U7930X Thesis Research.