Musicology is the training, study, and practice of performing and composing music. Musicologists devote their time to understanding the origins of music, learning about the historical and cultural implications of music, and uncovering the structure involved in creating and arranging music.
The jazz studies concentration offers a high-level experience in a small jazz ensemble and solo performance, arranging and composition, improvisation, and instrumental/vo
Master of Music – Jazz Studies and Arranging (MM)
Degree Offered: Master of Music
Concentration: Jazz Studies and Arranging
Campus Location: Main Campus
Application Deadline: February 1 (Fall admission only)
Atinuke (Tinu) Adeniran
Office of Graduate Admissions & Enrollment Services
Telephone – 973-720-2764
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The jazz studies concentration offers a high-level experience in a small jazz ensemble and solo performance, arranging and composition, improvisation, and instrumental/vocal performance skills. In addition, William Paterson jazz students have access to high-level, primary source studies available only in the New York area, and to current pedagogical techniques in improvisation and arranging. A deeper level of study arises from the following: added historical and theoretical background (in the Western European tradition, as well as in jazz); primary source research and graduate-level writing opportunities uniquely available in jazz; current technological innovations as they relate to jazz; and application of these issues to pedagogical techniques in higher education and/or public schools....