Jazz Instrumental Performance (Advanced Diploma)

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Program Description

This post-master's Artist Diploma in Jazz Studies enables musicians to further their technique and breadth of repertoire and knowledge. Students can complete the 18-credit diploma in just two semesters. Coursework includes jazz improvisation, arranging and composition and diverse performance and recording opportunities, and extensive faculty mentorship.


Admission to graduate programs in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development requires the following minimum components:

  • Résumé/CV
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Transcripts
  • Proficiency in English

See NYU Steinhardt's Graduate Admissions website for additional information on school-wide admission. Some programs may require additional components for admissions.

See How to Apply for admission requirements and instructions specific to this program.