Admission into the UNT Jazz Studies Program (Undergraduate and Graduate)

Admission to the UNT Jazz Studies Program is a three-step process:
1. Admission to UNT
2. Admission to the UNT College of Music
3. Admission to the UNT Jazz Studies Program

The process is different for undergraduates and graduates.

Scholarships and assistantships are available. Information on these is available here.

To be admitted to the undergraduate Jazz Studies degree program:
1. Apply to UNT as an undergraduate. For undergraduate admission to the University of North Texas, apply on line at www.applytexas.org. International students apply at admissions.unt.edu/international.
2. Apply for admission to the College of Music. Click on the following link music.unt.edu/admissions (information and application forms).
3. Admission into the undergraduate Jazz Studies major is by audition. You can do this on one of the audition days held at UNT, or with a video recording (please note: the jazz bass area requires both a video and an audition; see the bass auditions page). Admissions auditions for Jazz Studies are not done at the regional auditions in Chicago and Los Angeles. To submit a video recording, include a link to a video in your College of Music application. You may use any video site you like, provided that the link that you included in your application enables to view the video. Two examples: uploading it to YouTube and enable access only to those who have the URL; upload it to Vimeo, password-protect it, and include the URL and the password in your application. For further information, see the page in this section that deals with your instrument. If your questions aren't answered there, contact the teacher of your instrument by email using the address shown on the faculty page.

To be admitted to the graduate Jazz Studies degree program:
1. Apply to the University of North Texas Toulouse Graduate School at gradschool.unt.edu. For the Jazz Studies M.M., the GRE requirement is the Analytical Writing Portion of the GRE OR pass the jazz studies in-house writing exam. If you choose to take the GRE Analytical writing exam, the results must be submitted to the Toulouse Graduate School before your first semester of enrollment. If you choose the jazz studies in-house writing exam, you must take it during new graduate student orientation, before the start of classes in August. More information on this requirement.
2. Apply to the Jazz Studies graduate program in the College of Music; see music.unt.edu/admissions (information and application forms).
3. Admission into the graduate Jazz Studies major is by audition. You can do this on one of the audition days held at UNT, or with a video recording (please note that jazz bass requires a video and an audition). Admissions auditions for Jazz Studies are not done at the regional auditions in Chicago and Los Angeles. To submit a video recording, include a link to a video (not the video file) in your College of Music application. You may use any video site you like, provided that the link that you included in your application enables to view the video. Two examples: uploading it to YouTube and enable access only to those who have the URL; upload it to Vimeo, password-protect it, and include the URL and the password in your application. For further information, see the page in this section that refers to your instrument. If your questions aren't answered there, contact the teacher of your instrument by email using the address shown on the faculty page.

Second Bachelor's Status and IELI
If you are considering applying to the Jazz Studies program under second bachelor's status, which means you have earned a completed bachelor's degree and you wish to earn a second one, or you anticipate having to study in UNT's Intensive English Language Institute (IELI) in order to satisfy the English Language Proficiency requirement, please read the Jazz Studies policy on second bachelor's status.

Auditions for Admission into the Jazz Studies Major and Jazz Scholarships
The University of North Texas College of Music audition dates are published here. On these dates, prospective students may audition for admission to the College of Music and for admission into the Jazz Studies major. This page includes general information on auditions; for instrument-specific requirements, see the links on the main page in this section.

Undergraduates will need to audition both for the jazz major and for your instrumental concentration (which is also referred to as the "classical" audition). Exceptions to this are jazz bass, guitar, and voice students, whose jazz audition will also serve as the concentration audition. See this page for information on the requirements for the concentration ("classical") audition.

Graduates will need to audition for admission to the Jazz Studies degree program.

Your audition for admission will also serve as the audition for scholarship consideration.