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Music Building
Room 203
Queens College, CUNY
65-30 Kissena Blvd.
Queens, NY 11367-1597
(Tel) 718-997-3800
(Fax) 718-997-3849

Mon-Thurs 9:00 am - 4:45 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Jazz Graduate Programs

Master of Music in Jazz Studies

The MM in Jazz Studies includes private instruction, jazz ensembles, studies in jazz harmony, improvisation, arranging, recording techniques, and other courses suited to the needs of today's jazz musician. Students may major in either jazz performance or jazz composition.

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Audition Dates

Live auditions will be held on October 6th and November 10th.
You have to submit pre-screen online before the auditions.

For October audition, please submit Pre-screen by: September 15th.
For November audition, please submit Pre-screen by: October 27th.


MM in Jazz Performance

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MM in Jazz Composition

Jazz Composition applicants must submit 3 scores and recordings of original compositions and arrangements.

  • These can be as notation files, PDF files, or printed scores and accompanying MP3s when possible.
  • MIDI versions are acceptable if the applicant believes they represent their work accurately.
  • Lead sheets will not suffice. Applicants should show some experience arranging for multiple wind and/or string instruments as well as scoring for rhythm section.
  • The submitted materials do not solely have to be big band arrangements.
  • Jazz composition majors can expect to have their works rehearsed and performed/recorded as part of their training at the Aaron Copland School.

Please email materials to Professor Michael Mossman at Michael.Mossman@qc.cuny.edu