The Master of Music in Jazz Studies is a highly selective degree program open to candidates who have an undergraduate degree in jazz studies or an undergraduate degree in music with significant experience in jazz and contemporary music. The 32-credit degree program can be completed in one academic year. Throughout the program, students are offered advanced private instruction in their major area to develop professional-level artistry and skills.
The program’s curriculum includes an internship component aimed at providing students with immeasurably valuable experience and contacts that will benefit them in the months and years after graduation. Recent internships have included observing and participating in pit bands for Philadelphia theater productions, writing and editing for leading jazz publications including All About Jazz and Modern Drummer, working in arts administration for the Philly Pops, assisting jazz bass legend Jymie Merritt in rehearsing and documenting his original music, and serving as assistant engineers in professional recording studios. The City of Philadelphia and its surrounding area is a pulsing, vibrant scene ripe for those seeking to forge ahead with their professional music careers.
- Graduate Arranging
- Advanced Transcription and Analysis
- Graduate Ensembles
- Graduate Improvisation
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
The University of the Arts operates on a rolling admissions basis, meaning there is no specific application deadline.
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- A Completed Online Application Form
- Application Fee of $60
- Official Transcripts
- 3 Letters of Recommendation
- Statement of Intent & Resume
- Personal Interview
In addition to the requirements listed above, international applicants or those with foreign credentials must submit:
- All applicants with transcripts from outside the United States are required to submit transcripts officially translated into English.
- International applicants whose primary language is not English must submit the results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
International44780 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 44780 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
National44780 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 44780 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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