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Offering a Bachelor of Music and Master of Music, the Jackie McLean Institute of Jazz was founded by American jazz saxophonist Jackie McLean. As one of the nation’s premier jazz programs, Hartt strives to develop aspiring and skilled jazz musicians.
Through the curriculum, there is historical analysis, perspective, narratives on improvisation, and dialogue concerning the expression of jazz music. Using these practices along with tutelage and cultivation, students will realize their choices to create an individual style.
Hartt students perform both on and off campus and have opportunities to perform and interact with internationally recognized jazz musicians in our Visiting Artist Series.
Goals of the Jackie McLean Institute of Jazz
To examine and explore the history and origins of jazz music and the innovators who propelled the evolution of the art form.
To develop musicianship through jazz theory, ear training, keyboard skills, ensemble playing, composing, improvisation arranging, and in public performance.
To obtain an understanding of elements and structure of music and how they are used in the creation of a jazz performance.
To gain insight on the business of music as a jazz musician.
To focus on professionalism that encompasses punctuality, attention to detail, respect for other art forms and its artists, and a consistent daily work ethic.
Pre-sessional English (3 semesters) Extended IPP (3 semesters)
Pre-sessional English (2 semesters) Extended IPP (3 semesters)
Pre-sessional English (1 semester) Extended IPP (3 semesters)
Extended IPP (3 semesters)
Extended Plus IPP (2 semesters)
12 bar blues (medium tempo) i.e. “Now’s the Time”, “Billie’s Bounce”
Broadway/ Jazz Standard (medium to bright tempo) i.e. “There Will Never Be Another You”, “I’ll Remember April”, “Stablemates”, “Nica’s Dream”
Ballad (slow) i.e. "In a Sentimental Mood", "Body & Soul"
12 bar blues (medium tempo) i.e. “Now’s the Time”, Billie’s Bounce” (play an unaccompanied drum solo after the melody and solos.)
Broadway/ Jazz Standard (medium to bright tempo) i.e. “There Will Never Be Another You”, “I’ll Remember April”, “Stablemates”, “Nica’s Dream” (play an unaccompanied drum solo after the melody and solos.)
Ballad (slow with brushes) i.e. "In a Sentimental Mood", "Body & Soul"
Broadway Standard/ Jazz Standard (medium swing) i.e. “I’m Beginning to See the Light, “Just Friends”, “Twisted”, “Song for My Father”
One Latin/Bossa Nova (medium tempo) i.e. “The Girl from Ipanema”, “Wave”
One Ballad (slow) i.e. "The Nearness of You", "My Funny Valentine"
Pre-Sessional English (3 semester) Extended IPP (3 semester) $48,766
Pre-Sessional English (2 semester) Extended IPP (3 semester) $43,566
Pre-Sessional English (1 semester) Extended IPP (3 semester) $38,366
Extended IPP $33,166
Standard IPP (2 semester) $27,810
Direct Admission $11,958 - $27,198(varies by program)
Estimated Room, Board & Fees $15,392 - $21,955
Graduate Pathway Scholarships available upto $4000
Graduate Direct Admission Scholarship available upto $4000