The New School for
Jazz and Contemporary Music

Jazz Improvisation

The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music focuses on fostering individual musical creativity, especially within the environment of small-group improvisation. To this end, all students are enrolled in ensembles whose personnel are determined by the faculty on the basis of previous jazz experience and stylistic direction. Ensemble performance will be encouraged at every opportunity. Depending on their level of achievement, groups may perform at clubs, professional events, festivals, and student concerts throughout the year. All ensembles are professionally recorded each semester. Required curriculum for all instrumental students in attendance every semester. 2 credits

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