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    • BFA in Jazz and Contemporary Music

      The four-year BFA in Jazz and Contemporary Music is a uniquely challenging and flexible program that includes intensive courses in technical, conceptual, aesthetic, and historical aspects of jazz and contemporary music.

      The curriculum emphasizes collaboration, gaining instrumental fluency, performance, and developing innovative skills to pursue a wide variety of careers in music. Students are mentored by a faculty of renowned musicians and can establish connections as artists and interns in New York City's music world.

      • Degree Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)
      • Duration 4 years (128 credits)
      • Start Term Fall or Spring

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      Program Details

      Over the course of the four-year program, students complete coursework in the following areas of study. Please see the academic catalog for the current detailed program curriculum.

      • Private Lessons/Major Study
      • Required and Elective Ensembles
      • Core Musicianship Coursework (Theory, Ear Training, Rhythmic Analysis, Sight-Reading, Vocal Musicianship for Voice Majors)
      • Liberal Arts Courses (Music History in Context, Electives at The New School)

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