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Jazz Pedagogy  Master's

Overview

What is Jazz Pedagogy at WVU like?

Description

The program is designed to prepare students for independent jazz teaching, public school teaching, college or university studio or group teaching, ensemble coaching and the teaching of jazz improvisation and pedagogy at the college of university level.

Applicants are required to sight-read both musical notation and chord changes. Applicants should be prepared to play common jazz scale forms and improvise in a number of jazz and contemporary styles. In addition, applicants may choose additional music that best reflects their technical ability, overall musicianship and musical interests. The applicant should demonstrate their versatility and creativity.

Application Deadlines

Each graduate program sets their own terms of admission and application deadlines. Applicants can only apply for admission for the terms displayed below. Any questions regarding the application deadline should be directed to the graduate program representative.

Fall : March 1
Spring: January 1

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Requirements

What are the requirements to apply for Jazz Pedagogy at WVU?

University Requirements

To be eligible for admission into a graduate program at WVU an applicant must submit official, bachelors degree transcripts from a regionally accredited institution and hold a GPA of at least 2.75.

WVU operates decentralized admissions. Decentralized admissions allows each graduate program to set its own application requirements in addition to the University requirements.

Program Requirements

To be eligible for admission into the Jazz Pedagogy graduate program an applicant must submit the following documentation:

  • Audition
  • Letters of Recommendation - Three
  • Résumé /CV
  • Statement of Purpose

Additional application considerations

  • Repetoire list

  • An audition is required for admittance. Please contact the School of Music (music@mail.wvu.edu) to receive further information about the audition process, including audition dates, scheduling an audition, and requirements.

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