24 months
10000 USD/year
10000 USD/year
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University of Miami's students in the Masters of Music in Vocal Jazz 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.


Key facts

University of Miami's Vocal Jazz Performance program of study is designed for students possessing a bachelor's 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 master's 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. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Improvisation
  • Advanced Jazz Improvisation Theory
  • Jazz Composition Seminar
  • Advanced Modern Arranging
  • Jazz Pedagogy and Administration

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The most competitive UM applicants have a bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • Complete the online application
  • Official Transcripts
  • Send official Test Scores: Test scores will only be accepted if they are submitted directly from the testing agency
  • Complete the School Report
  • Letter(s) or Recommendation
  • Conduct updates, if applicable
  • Special Programs may ask for additional requirements like a portfolio or/and schedule and audition
  • If applicable, submit your financial aid documents
  • For international students only: Submit official test scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    10000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10000 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    10000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10000 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Miami

1508 - 2603 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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