The New School for
Jazz and Contemporary Music

Instrumental Proficiency and Instruction

All students must develop fluency on their chosen instrument. Entering students are evaluated in all aspects of instrumental proficiency. Students not meeting basic program proficiency guidelines will be assigned a private teacher appropriate to their needs. Students demonstrating advanced ability on their instruments will work in cooperation with their advisor in selecting a private instructor from the exceptionally rich resource of jazz and classical musicians in New York City. Required for all students every semester, up to a maximum of 8 semesters. (A complete description of basic proficiency guidelines by instrument can be requested from the Office of Admission.) 2 credits
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