William Paterson University

Street Shea Performing Arts Center, 300 Pompton Rd
City Wayne
State NJ
Postal 07470
Country United States
Web www.wpunj.edu
Category Collegiate Jazz Program
No bizstudents 30
No jazzstudents 80
Tot students 250
Degrees bach Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies and Performance; Bachelor of Music in Sound Engineering Arts/Jazz Concentration; Bachelor of Music in Music Management/Jazz Concentration; Bachelor of Music in Music Education/Jazz Concentration (NEW for 2006)
Degrees grad Master of Music in Jazz Studies, Concentrations in Performance and Arranging
Faculty Kenny Garrett (Director, beginning September 2014), David Demsey (Coordinator), Pete McGuinness, Tim Newman, Rich Perry, Vincent Herring, Harold Mabern, Armen Donelian, Jim McNeely, James Weidman, Janet Reeves, Gene Bertoncini, Paul Meyers, John Mosca, David Rogers, Bill Mobley, Horacee Arnold, Bill Goodwin, Steve LaSpina, Marcus McLaurine, Nancy Marano, Cecil Bridgewater, Kevin Norton
Alumns Drummers Carl Allen, Bill Stewart, Johnathan Blake, Joe Farnsworth, Mark Guiliana, Jameo Brown, Tyshawn Sorey, Dana Hall, Curtis Chambers; saxophonists Bill Evans, Eric Alexander, Tony Malaby, Adam Niewood, Roxy Coss; guitarists Peter Bernstein, Coleman Mellett; trumpeters Eddie Allen, Barry Danielian, Fred Hendrix, Crystal Torres, Nathan Eklund; pianists Sam Barsh, Tedd Firth, Anat Fort, Matt King, Justin Kauflin; bassists John Hébert, Adam Linz, Joe Martin, Sean Conly; vocalists Judy Bady, Alexis Cole
Jazzbands 24 small groups, Jazz Orchestra, Latin Jazz Ensemble, Vocal Jazz Workshop
Description The William Paterson University Jazz Studies Program is one of the few in the country with an emphasis on small-group playing, improvisation and a commitment to the jazz tradition. The artist/teacher faculty is made up of world class New York area professionals. The Program is a true jazz environment in which students learn firsthand about the jazz world and the requirements for becoming a successful professional musician. Jazz majors come to William Paterson from all parts of the United States and all corners of the world.
Tuition instate $11,918/year including fees
Tuition outstate $19,458/year including fees
Deadline fall 2015-02-01
Deadline spring 2014-11-01
Primary contact name Office of Music Admissions
Primary contact title Coordinator of Music Admissions
Primary contact phone (973) 720-3466
Primary contact fax 973-720-2217
Primary contact email MUSICADMISSIONS@wpunj.edu
Admissions contact name Carlos Cano
Admissions contact title Office of Admissions
Admissions contact phone 973-720-3466
Admissions contact email MUSICADMISSIONS@wpunj.edu
Jazz contact name David Demsey
Jazz contact title Coordinator of Jazz Studies
Jazz contact phone 973-720-2268
Jazz contact email demseyd@wpunj.edu
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