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Jazz Institute

Key Information

U-M Faculty Director: Professor Andrew Bishop


Applications not available for summer 2015

MPulse Jazz Institute will return in 2016 upon the completion of the E. V. Moore Building renovation and expansion. We can't wait to see you in the School of Music, Theatre & Dance's beautiful new facilities next summer!


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The Jazz Institute is open to students in grades 9-11 during the academic year. All instruments are welcome to apply. Class offerings include:


  • Improvisation skills
  • Listening skills
  • Jazz history
  • Applied instrument training
  • Theory/musicianship classes
  • Creative collaboration with other MPulse sessions
  • Small group (combo) performance


Application Procedure


The application consists of three parts. (Applications are not complete until the application fee has been received.)


  • Online Application
  • Application Fee
  • Recorded Audition Upload


"All of the MPulse faculty was extremely dedicated and invested in helping and encouraging me as a young musician."


Julia, Jazz 2014, CT


"The MPulse Jazz Institute is one of the best Jazz Education institutions for gaining jazz vocabulary, learning from faculty and professionals, and finding the Michigan experience with friends!"


Diego, Jazz 2013, MI
MPulse Jazz Ensemble Rhythm SectionMPulse Jazz Institute Final Concert MPulse Jazz Institute Final Concert

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U-M Photo Services

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Peter Smith

David Smith

Glen Behring

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