About the Jazz Program

Thank you for your interest in the jazz studies program at the City College of New York!

Our affordable tuition coupled with endless playing and listening opportunities in New York City make CCNY a great value.

CCNY offers the following degrees in jazz studies:

Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies (Instrumental)
Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies (Vocal)
Master of Music in Jazz Studies (Instrumental & Vocal)

BM in Jazz Studies

The BM in Jazz Studies (Instrumental and Vocal) is a 64-credit major (120-credit degree) that prepares students for a professional career in music while also providing a diverse range of study to broaden intellectual perspectives.

Our program consists of an intensive jazz curriculum, with courses taught by world-class faculty members who maintain active performing and recording careers. Our courses include jazz harmony, improvisation, repertoire, performance, arranging, composition and more, with instrumentalists and vocalists moving on parallel tracks as well as together.

For more information about the BM, contact jazz@ccny.cuny.edu

MM in Jazz Studies

The MM in Jazz Studies (instrumental and vocal) is a high-level, 32-credit, two-year program for students wishing to further develop their skill as a jazz performer and/or teach at the collegiate level. A bachelors degree in jazz studies or the equivalent is required.

For more information about the MM, contact jazzgrad@ccny.cuny.edu

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