Manhattan School of Music

Street 120 Claremont Avenue
City New York
State NY
Postal 10027
Country United States
Category Collegiate Jazz Program
No bizstudents 0
No jazzstudents 100
Tot students 950
Degrees bach BM
Degrees grad MM, DMA
Faculty Justin DiCioccio, Assoc. Dean/ Chair, Jazz Arts Program; Dave Liebman, Artist in Residence; Jay Anderson, Jamie Baum, Theo Bleckmann, Rogerio Boccato, Luis Bonilla, Cecil Bridgewater, Garry Dial, Tony Kadleck, Frank Lacy, Dave Liebman, Jeremy Manasia, Donnie McCaslin, Kate McGarry, Gretchen Parlato, Rich Perry, John Riley, Chris Rosenberg, Ted Rosenthal, Harvie S, Bobby Sanabria, Gary Smulyan, Mark Soskin, Scott Wendholt. See for complete faculty list and program information.
Alumns Ambrose Akinmusire, Fabian Almazan, Obed Calvaire, Hilary Cole, John Gordon, Stefon Harris, John Irabagon, Ryan Kisor, Jane Monheit, Jason Moran, Linda Oh, Chris Potter, Charenee Wade, Dan Weiss, Miguel Zenon
Jazzbands Jazz Orchestra, Concert Jazz Band, Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra, Jazz Philharmonic, Chamber Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Vocal Combo, plus 23 additional jazz combos
Description As one of the first conservatories in the U.S. to acknowledge the prime importance of jazz as an art form, Manhattan School of Music’s Jazz Arts Program is designed to develop skilled performers, composers, arrangers and jazz educators in preparation for careers in jazz music. Systematic and rigorous conservatory training combined with a myriad of performance and networking opportunities in New York City make this program one of the richest of its kind. Student ensembles include the Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra, Concert Jazz Band, Jazz Orchestra, Jazz Philharmonic, Chamber Jazz Ensemble, and Jazz Combos. In addition to studies with our expert faculty, students have opportunities to play for and observe world-renowned guest artists. Recent master classes have included: Gary Burton (vibraphone), Wycliffe Gordon (trombone, faculty), Stefon Harris (Class of 1997 — vibraphone),Vijay Iyer (piano, faculty), Dave Liebman (saxophone, Artist-in-Residence), Jason Moran (Class of 1997— piano), Christian McBride (bass), Jimmy Heath (tenor saxophone), and Maria Schneider (composition). Guest soloists are regularly featured in concert with our large ensembles, providing enriched performance experiences for students. Recent soloists include Paquito D’Rivera, NEA Jazz Masters Candido and Dave Liebman, Randy Brecker, Jon Faddis, Joe Lovano, Bob Mintzer, and vocalists Jane Monheit, Roberta Gambarini and Judi Silvano.
Deadline fall 2016-12-01
Primary contact name Christan Cassidy
Primary contact phone 917-493-4436
Primary contact fax 212-749-3025
Primary contact email [email protected]
Admissions contact name Christan Cassidy
Admissions contact phone 917-493-4436
Admissions contact email [email protected]
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