The New School for
Jazz and Contemporary Music

Martin Twenty-Fifth

Dear Alumni, Students, Faculty, and Friends,

Welcome to the 25th Anniversary page of The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, celebrating a quarter century as a school and musical community!

Over the last decades we’ve seen many changes in our lives, our music, and the cultural economy, but through the generations the New School community has maintained a common bond of dedication to craft, an embrace of who we are as artists in time and place, and a commitment to make a positive difference in the world. With nearly 1,000 alums and at least that many more artists having stopped in along the way—The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music is one of the most influential institutions of its kind in the world. Our alumni have had a remarkable impact—many in major ways—on jazz and contemporary music.

This is the history that we need to show and these are the stories that we need to tell! It is important that we reflect on our achievements and recognize where we started. Equally important, we look ahead to a bright future for our school and for our next generations of talented alumni. The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music has produced many of the world’s finest and most innovative musicians. We couldn’t be prouder. We invite you to join us in all our 25th Anniversary celebrations and to look ahead with us toward what the next 25 years will bring.

Martin Mueller
Executive Director

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