24 months
24983 USD/year
13193 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Jazz Studies programme of Purchase College SUNY is a dynamic, intensive, professional training experience for the aspiring jazz performer.


The performance-driven curriculum strives to emphasize the practical, bringing “the street into the classroom.” With world-class performance and rehearsal facilities, the program enjoys an acclaimed reputation among today’s leading institutions.

Jazz majors are mentored by some of the leading jazz artists on the scene today, and performance opportunities abound on campus, locally in Westchester County and Connecticut, and in leading New York City venues.

Key facts

Jazz Studies students at Purchase College SUNY benefit from a rigorous curriculum that includes courses in jazz repertoire, theory, history, and improvisation.

They also have the opportunity to work regularly with guest artists such as Gene Bertoncini, Peter Bernstein, and Bobby Previte, in a master class setting.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Contemporary Trends in Jazz Composition
  • Jazz Combos
  • Master’s Recital: Jazz
  • Advanced Jazz Arranging
  • Private Study: Instrument
  • Private Study: Jazz Voice

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


42 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

Generally, successful freshman applicants have earned a GPA of 3.0 (or 85 on a 100 point scale).Purchase does not require scores from the SAT or ACT exam (with exceptions), though applicants are given the option to submit them. It is recommended that test scores be submitted only if it is believed to benefit the application. For applicants who are considering submitting scores, we typically prefer the following:

  • SAT: 1170 total score; minimum Reading score of 24 
  • ACT: 24 Composite
Students who are required to submit test scores include:
  • Applicants who are homeschooled
  • International students, who will need to provide a TOEFL score
  • Applicants who attended secondary schools that provide only narrative evaluations rather than some form of grading scale

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24983 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24983 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    13193 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13193 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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