D.M.A. - Jazz Studies

Important Dates

For priority consideration for funding (GTAs or fellowships), Graduate Applications must be completed by:

January 15th, 2018

(All Degrees Programs)

April 1st, 2018

(Summer MM-Music Educ ONLY)

Preferred graduate audition days:

February 16, 2018

Conducting & Jazz Performance auditions

February 17, 2018

All other area auditions

Submissions will be reviewed starting on January 15, 2018.

The award-winning UNL Jazz Studies Area is a vital part of the Glenn Korff School of Music.  Offering graduate degrees in jazz studies (M.M. and D.M.A.), the program is designed to be an intimate course of study, allowing our renowned faculty to work closely with our students to develop them as comprehensive teachers and performers.

Our renowned faculty include:

In addition to working with our outstanding faculty, students have the opportunity to work with some of the finest names in jazz.  Recent visiting artists have included: Christine and Ingrid Jensen, Bill Watrous, Scott Wendholt, Ray Anderson, The Matt Wilson Quartet, The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, The Maria Schneider Orchestra, Stefon Harris, John Riley, Branford Marsalis, Chris Washburne, Steve Houghton, Paul McKee and Gary Foster. 

Alumni of the program include Laurie Frink, Victor Lewis, Jeff Newell, Matt Wallace and noted jazz historian/scholar Frank Tirro.  Graduates of the Glenn Korff School of Music have gone on to distinguished careers in performance, education and in the music production industry.  To learn more about how you can audition for our program please fill out the graduate information form.