The Eastman School of Music Jazz Studies and Contemporary Media Department is committed to:
- Preparing today’s most talented jazz students for their future roles in public performance, media, and education;
- Providing a comprehensive jazz curriculum spanning the great traditions of the past to the the cutting edge developments of the present;
- Guiding each student toward the discovery of his or her artistic voice as a performer, composer, arranger, and/or teacher;
- Serving local, national, and international educational constituencies and their audiences with world-class performances of jazz and contemporary media music.