The School of Jazz at the New School offers talented musicians an exceptional opportunity to train with professional artists from New York City’s illustrious jazz community.
The New School Advantage
Committed to excellence in undergraduate music education, the School of Jazz at the New School is distinguished by its:
- Artist-as-mentor approach to classroom teaching
- Progressive, innovative curriculum
- Focus on small-group performance
- Superb faculty of legendary musicians
- Exceptionally talented students from around the world
- Location in New York City, the world’s jazz capital
- NEW for 2015/2016: Randy Weston, visionary pianist, composer, and bandleader, will be Artist-in-Residence for the academic year.
Students earn the bachelor of fine arts in jazz and contemporary music. Another option is the BA/BFA program, a five-year dual-degree track leading to a BA in Liberal Arts and a BFA in Jazz Performance.
Faculty, students, and affiliated artists appear weekly on stages and in clubs in and around New York City. Student performances, numbering more than 150 each year, include appearances at noted NYC music venues such as the Highline Ballroom and Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola.
Part of The New School, a leading urban university, the School of Jazz at the New School encourages students take classes and collaborate with peers in other divisions of the university, including Mannes College The New School for Music, Parsons The New School for Design, and Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts.
At the Center of the Music Industry
The New School’s Greenwich Village locale is home to many of the city’s fabled jazz nightclubs, such as the Village Vanguard, Blue Note, Smalls, and Jazz Standard—and just a short subway ride away from Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center.
In the past year, The New School has placed interns at Blue Note Records, Nonesuch Records, the Metropolitan Opera, the Jazz Gallery, Jazz @ Lincoln Center, Artistshare, and MTV, among many other organizations.