Performance & Composition (Jazz)

Develop Your Ears, Chops, and Networking at a Collegiate Level

Perhaps the most significant part of being a successful jazz musician is having exceptional versatility while having your own unique voice.

You want to find a college that develops your ears so you can comfortably sit in on any group or big band session.

You want to find a college graduating students impacting musical circles throughout the world.

You want to get training from jazz musicians who have a distinguished track record of performing, recording, composing, collaborating with other big names, and teaching.

Yet, with so many high level collegiate jazz programs available to musicians today, it is difficult to discern which schools are worth your valuable consideration and financial investment…

Steve Lipman, college consultant with Music School Central, is a world-renowned expert in jazz and contemporary music education. He has connections to all of the major jazz schools in the country, including Berklee, Indiana, the New School, NEC, and dozens more.

When it comes to ensuring every single part of your application to jazz programs, including your live performance audition and admission interview, is up to the highest competitive standards, Steve can guide and assist you tremendously.

Our program for jazz performers and composers comes in three tiers.


Tier 1: The Platinum Concierge Advising

In our highest tier of service for jazz studies, you will:

  • Attain expert guidance throughout the entire college admissions process with Bill and Steve, develop a clear map for overcoming the trials of college admissions, and master the procedures behind college selection and application.
  • Review your academic record, standardized test scores, and musical accomplishments to date, candidly learning which kinds of schools best match your interests and credentials.
  • Receive a list of up to 15 “right-fit” colleges that would fit the you best, including “safety,” “match,” and “reach” schools.
  • Experience a staged audition with a professional music faculty member in jazz, ensuring maximal success for the day of a your live audition into music school.
  • Gain insight into college faculty; many of the most important performers working today studied with the top jazz professors who teach at certain schools. We will review with you the most significant names to look into for potential study.
  • Expose yourself to a simulated interview with a college admissions officer, providing for you a detailed and thorough overview of how you can excel at this challenging and often overlooked component of the college admissions process.
  • Build a phenomenal resume that “pops” off the page from a sea of 1000s of other competitive jazz performance/composition resumes.
  • Compose an outstanding essay with Steve Lipman, who, in his 40 years working at one of the most widely renowned music schools in the world, has reviewed tens of thousands of college application essays. Steve knows the do’s, don’ts, and best practices for creating an outstanding, personable, and wholly original essay.
  • Master the “Personal Statement  portion of your application. We show you exactly how to make this part of the application eloquently express your personality.
  • Polish your pre-screening recording with a professional music faculty member. As an applicant to a top school, you want to make sure that not only is your pre-screening recording excellent in its audio quality, but that your playing in it is at a highly competitive level.

Tier 2: The Gold Standard Service

In our second-highest tier of service for performers, you will:

  • Receive a list of up to 10 “right-fit” colleges, including “safety,” “match,” and “reach” schools.
  • Consult in one session for 2 hours with Bill and Steve. This consultation will address concerns the family has about the college application and selection process, provide a clear map for overcoming the trials of college admissions, and more.
  • Review your academic record, standardized test scores, and musical accomplishments to date, candidly learning which kinds of schools best match your interests and credentials.
  • Experience a staged audition with a professional music faculty member in your major, ensuring maximal success for the day of your live audition into music school.
  • Expose yourself to a simulated interview with a college admissions officer, who will provide for you a detailed and thorough analysis of how you can master this challenging and often overlooked component of the college admissions process.

Tier 3: The Silver Level Audition & Interview

In our third-highest tier of service for performers, you will:

  • Consult in one session for 2 hours with Bill and Steve. This consultation will address concerns the family has about the college application and selection process, provide a clear map for overcoming the trials of college admissions, and more.
  • Review your academic record, standardized test scores, and musical accomplishments to date, candidly learning which kinds of schools best match your interests and credentials.
  • Experience a staged audition with a professional music faculty member in your major, ensuring maximal success for the day of your live audition into music school.
  • Expose yourself to a simulated interview with a college admissions officer, who will provide for you a detailed and thorough analysis of how you can master this challenging and often overlooked component of the college admissions process.

Tier 4: Fundamental Consultation

In our fundamental tier of service for performers, you will:

  • Consult in one session for 2 hours with Bill and Steve. This consultation will address concerns the family has about the college application and selection process, provide a clear map for overcoming the trials of college admissions, and give insight into getting through the college application.
  • Review your academic record, standardized test scores, and musical accomplishments to date, candidly learning which kinds of schools best match your interests and credentials.

Schedule a Free Consultation Today

Steve and Bill are available to discuss with you how we can help you or the musician in your family. To schedule a free, no obligation consultation in which you can learn more about what we can do for you, click the “Schedule a Free Consultation” button below. A form will appear upon clicking the button; simply fill out the form in its entirety. After you enter your information and click “submit”, we will contact you via email within 48 hours.

Interested in learning more? Click below to schedule a free, no obligation consultation with us today to discuss your goals.

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Deluxe Services

If you are interested in receiving extra services that will not only boost the quality of your college application, but will also give you a head start on your music career, we are here to help.

Read more about our deluxe services here.


Price

College is a considerable investment of time, money, and personal endeavor for the future of you or the musician in your family.

Our service is more than just an insurance of competitive application quality; it is a commitment to discovering which college experience will be the very best for you, both in your present life and in your musically diverse future career.

We take pride in being very clear about our prices; we know that the value of finding the right college for you is, without question, priceless.

Contact us today – after we speak to you about how we can help you best achieve your college goals, you will receive an email with a personalized quote.


Ready to Take the Next Step?

If you are serious about your career as a dedicated, passionate musician who is seeking the highest level of education, don’t hesitate and wait.

Interested in learning more? Click below to schedule a free, no obligation consultation today to discuss your goals.

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