About the Program
The Jazz History and Research program of Rutgers University attracts a diverse range of teachers, performers, scholars, and intellectuals from every background with a shared passion for America’s music. Students are encouraged to approach jazz with a broad lens and develop their own topics, drawing on approaches that include performance; composition; popular music; histories of race, gender, and sexuality; film; world musical traditions; and more. Graduates of our program have gone on to complete doctorates in musicology, ethnomusicology, music theory and related fields. Others teach at community colleges and have used their degrees to enhance their credentials as teachers, performers, or archivists.
In addition to its acclaimed faculty, Rutgers University-Newark is home to the Institute of Jazz Studies, the largest public access jazz library in the world. The institute contains correspondence, sheet music, and other materials that once belonged to virtually every major figure in jazz history, including Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Benny Carter, Mary Lou Williams, and many others. Students work closely with experts at the Institute and are eligible for scholarships that allow further study of the archive’s materials.
- The Literature of Jazz
- Jazz Theory
- Topics: Coltrane
- Topics: Jazz and Race
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesMusic Musicology Liberal Arts View 641 other Masters in Musicology in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- One research or analysis paper on any topic as a writing sample. An undergraduate paper is fine, and it does not even have to be about music–the point is to show that you write well in English.
- A short recording of your playing any kind of music (classical is fine) to demonstrate your level of musical competence.
- A page of sheet music that they have written or transcribed to demonstrate knowledge of notation. It need not be transcribed–we will teach you how to do that. That is only mentioned as an option. It can be anything that you wrote out by hand or in Finale.
- In your personal statement tell us about your background in music, and why you want to join our program.
International30888 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 15444 USD per semester during 12 months.
National30888 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 15444 USD per semester during 12 months.
In-State18168 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9084 USD per semester during 12 months.
Living costs for Newark
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