The Jazz Arts major is open by audition to all musically qualified and interested students ages 12-18, making Manhattan School of Music one of the few institutions in the country offering jazz programs at the intermediate, secondary, undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels. The Jazz Arts Program includes private lessons, combos, big band, and studies in improvisation, ear training, theory, composition/arranging, and jazz history/styles/analysis. The program gives talented instrumental students the opportunity to grow as young jazz artists. Students in this program have won numerous national honors including Downbeat, ASCAP, Mingus, and Monk Awards. We do not offer a jazz voice major.
MSM Precollege Jazz on the Manhattan School of Music's YouTube Channel