Graduate Admissions

Audition Days

 Friday, January 31, 2025 (morning only)
Saturday, February 1, 2025 (afternoon only)
 *Saturday, February 15, 2025 (all day)
  • Graduate Applications: The deadline for all degree programs and specializations is December 15, 2024.
  • Required Auditions: All required auditions, whether in-person or video, must be completed by 5 p.m. February 15, 2025.
  • Graduate Assistantships and Fellowships: All graduate applicants are automatically considered for graduate assistantships and fellowships. No separate application is required. 
  • Summer MM-Music Education Fellowships: The priority consideration deadline is May 1, 2025.
*Preferred graduate audition day 

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.