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    Train with legendary artists who become your mentors.

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    Play new clubs, classic venues, and New York institutions.

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    Join the most rigorous, demanding, and respected jazz and contemporary music conservatory in the world.

    At the School of Jazz and Contemporary Music, you can develop your skills, confidence, and identity under the guidance of legendary musicians. With a selection of 80 ensembles recast every semester, the school offers you the opportunity to play the kind of music you want to make, with different kinds of musicians, under the direction of award-winning artists. Our New York City location offers you opportunities to perform every night of the week. There is no single pathway — you chart your own course.

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  • In memory of Roy Hargrove, New School alumnus, friend, and great trumpeter

    The School of Jazz and Contemporary Music at The New School mourns the loss of our alumnus and friend, the legendary trumpeter Roy Hargrove.

    A multiple Grammy and DownBeat Award winner, Roy Hargrove was one of the finest musicians of his generation. His trumpet playing was as good as it gets, no matter what the style. 

  • Home to one of the world's most creative communities, New York offers limitless opportunities to perform across the city and engage with premier artists.

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    To apply to any of our undergraduate programs (except the Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs) complete and submit the Common App online.

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