The Master of Music has three concentrations- music education, jazz studies (choose jazz performance or jazz arranging), and music management.
Each program consists of 36 credits and includes a comprehensive exam and a master’s project or thesis. Both jazz studies tracks also require an exit recital.
First: Check out our audition requirements:
•Jazz Studies Concentration (Performance or Arranging track)
Second: Apply to William Paterson University HERE.
Third: Receive email with instructions for Music Department Application.
Upon submission of the University Application, you will receive an email with your Student ID (a 9-digit code that begins with 855) and instructions for submitting Music Department application materials online.
Fourth: Log into Decision Desk to complete the Music Application.
Here you will do the following:
•Complete the music department application
•Choose a date for your audition (if applicable)
•Provide names and email addresses of two references who can speak to your character and abilities, one of which must be a music educator or studio teacher. They will then be contacted by the Music Department.
•Upload any audio or video recordings required by your concentration of interest.
Fifth: Come to campus for a live audition (if applicable) INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: Please go to the website for the Office of International Students and Scholars for additional requirements. Please send all completed documentation to the Office of International Students and Scholars.