Where To Study Jazz 2021


University Of The Arts in Philadelphia is among the 212 schools listed in this year’s Student Music Guide.

(Photo: Kevin Merinsky/University Of The Arts)

DownBeat’s annual Student Music Guide contains essential information for students who are preparing to enter college or graduate school. This comprehensive guide includes detailed school listings, complete with deadlines, costs and key faculty members. Plus, we’ve got the DownBeat Jazz Education Awards, as well as articles that explore the challenges jazz education programs face due to the pandemic. DB

The Importance Of A Music Degree: Jazz educators offer insights on the value of a music degree in the current environment, where online learning is a necessity for so many students.

Best Practices For Online Music Instruction: Jazz educators explore the keys to “getting it right” when it comes to remote learning for student musicians.

Teaching Asynchronous Ensembles: Jazz educators discuss their approaches to ensemble courses, now that it’s impossible for many combos and bands to assemble in the same room.

Robert ‘Doc’ Morgan Demanded Excellence

Lee Secard Sets High Standards

Tina Raymond Leads By Example

Academic Programs Restructure Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Schools Devise Multiple Plans For Fall

These stories originally were published in the August, September and October 2020 issues of DownBeat. Subscribe here.

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