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Pete Malinverni

On the traditional model of student/mentor relationship

“At Purchase, we’re insistent on keeping our teacher-student interactions modeled on the time-honored Jazz tradition of mentor/student relations.

“We make sure they know how it has been done in our music since its inception and this, we believe, prepares them to burnish most effectively their own voices.

“And it works—our grads are all over, working and making a positive mark on the music world.”

—Pete Malinverni, Assistant Professor of Practice in Music and Head of Jazz Studies

Read the entire interview here.