Study jazz in Groningen & New York The PCC Master’s Program, "New York Jazz", is based on the connection between the PCC Jazz Department and the New York jazz community. In the first, second and fourth semesters of the program, students study primarily with world class jazz musician/teachers visiting from New York. In addition to ongoing weekly instruction from a world class Dutch faculty, each student receives lessons from our visiting New York jazz faculty which features: Joris Teepe (bass and head of the jazz department), Don Braden (sax), Gene Jackson (drums), Alex Sipiagin (trumpet), JD Walter (vocals), David Berkman (piano), Robin Eubanks (trombone) and Freddie Bryant (guitar). The third semester is a "study abroad" semester, in New York City. All potential students should be prepared to undertake this very important period of study in New York.
For more details about this third NY-semester, click here.
When the student is accepted a jazz professor will be assigned to him. This professor will be his mentor throughout the four semesters of the program, including the semester abroad in New York. The mentor will help the student to formulate a Study Plan based on the Research Proposal, and will check and monitor the student's progress in his research, studies and the artistic content of his study route. Corresponding to the student’s focus area, the student will have other teachers as needed [a teacher who is appropriate to guide the student in that area]. Teachers will be drawn both from the bachelor "New York Comes to Groningen" program and other New York-based specialists, who are expert in the chosen subjects.
Naturally there are living expenses for all semesters, but PCC can assist students in finding appropriate housing in Groningen and in New York City.
Click here for an example of an individual study path.