Master of Music
Contemporary Performance
Global Jazz Concentration
Explore your creativity in contemporary jazz to the highest level possible.
LOCATIONBoston Campus
DURATIONOne year (September 2018 to July 2019)
It all starts here
Berklee is looking for exceptional jazz musicians to study contemporary performance with a focus on jazz for one year on our campus in Boston. Come and collaborate with award-winning faculty and accomplished peers from around the world. Find out more by filling out the form above.
One year
master's program
An intense three-semester course running from September 2018 to July 2019.
Learn from and receive mentorship from some of the current top jazz musicians.
Full-tuition grants are awarded to every student accepted into the global jazz master's program.
An Intense One-year Master's Degree
  • Masters Performance Forum: Global Jazz
  • The Business Potential of Making Music Today
  • Private Instruction 1
  • Contemporary Studio Ensemble
  • 1 elective
Course content is subject to change.
Danilo Pérez
Artistic Director
"The aim for the graduate program is to mentor the students to find the elements of their talent/gift and help them have a sustainable career in music. Students will also travel and perform together, creating music, serving local communities, and developing a sense of global citizenship—all while learning the skills needed to become role models for a new generation of musicians."
Terri Lyne Carrington
"Both Danilo and I are from the Wayne Shorter school of thought that you’re playing life, not music. They're not separate. You can't be a great musician without being a good human being."
Layth Al-Rubaye
"This program has changed the way I see music. It's giving me the opportunity to dig into my own identity"
Marta Roma
"As students we are encouraged to believe in ourselves and try to change the world with music."
Take your career to the next level
Connect with visiting artists and professionals in workshops and forums
Create a global network of like-minded individuals with Berklee alumni
Grow as a professional with our career services and job opportunities.
Do an optional internship in the U.S. or around the world.
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