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Jazz Performance, Vocal, Master

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University rank #201 (WUR) Miami, FL, United States
Students in the Masters of Music in Jazz Vocal Performance degree program are serious about developing their understanding and skill in all facets of jazz performance including improvisation, composition, arranging, and vocal technique in solo and ensemble jazz and contemporary styles. 


This program of study is designed for students possessing a bachelors degree in jazz studies-jazz voice or jazz vocal performance.  Students who hold an undergraduate degree in a related music area with professional jazz performance experience may also be successful candidates for this program. 

Students experience a wide variety of learning environments with our faculty who are established teachers and industry professionals. The MSJV masters program provides our students with opportunities to rehearse and conduct a major performance jazz vocal ensemble and gain an understanding and knowledge of jazz pedagogy. 

Our graduates are working in many areas of performance in the music industry as solo recording artists, session singers, published jazz vocal and choral arrangers, professional vocal ensemble members and freelance musicians.  Several of our alumni hold prominent faculty positions in several of the leading University jazz vocal and commercial music programs in the country. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Applied Lessons
  • Jazz Ensembles
  • Jazz Improvisation
  • Jazz Composition Seminar I
  • Jazz Composition Seminar II
  • Master's Recital
  • Recital Paper Preparation
  • Master's Recital Paper
  • Jazz Pedagogy and Administration
  • Analysis of Jazz Styles

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    31 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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General Requirements

Admission to the University of Miami is very competitive. Applicants are considered based on the strength of their high school curriculum and grades earned, standardized test scores, letters of recommendation, essay, extracurricular activities, and awards/achievements.

Tuition Fee

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    33300 USD/year
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    33300 USD/year
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Living costs for Miami

  • 1508 - 2610 USD/month
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