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.
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.
- Contemporary Trends in Jazz Composition
- Jazz Combos
- Master’s Recital: Jazz
- Advanced Jazz Arranging
- Private Study: Instrument
- Private Study: Jazz Voice
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
- 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
International23100 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 23100 USD per year during 24 months.
National11310 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 11310 USD per year during 24 months.
Living costs for New York City
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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