Important Dates

For priority consideration for Graduate Assistantships and/or Fellowships, two deadlines must be met:

December 15, 2023

Completion of graduate applications for all degree programs/specializations

(The priority consideration deadline for Summer MM-Music Education fellowships is May 1, 2023)

 January 27, 2024

Graduate audition day and deadline for completion of all *required auditions

(*Conducting auditions must be completed by January 24, 2024) 

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.