This page describes jazz studies scholarships and assistantships.
For information about general College of Music scholarships, see these pages:
Undergraduate | Graduate
Competitive Jazz Scholarships are available by audition. These awards also reduce the out-of-state tuition to in-state rates. Applications with references must be sent in and an audition must be performed in one of three ways:
1. An audition may be performed in person on one of the College of Music audition dates.
2. By appointment, an audition may be performed during a visit to campus at a time other then the published audition dates.
3. If it is not possible to visit the campus, an audition recording may be submitted by including a link to a video in your online College of Music application.
In the area of jazz arranging/composition, submit scores (transposed) and live recordings of at least two recent jazz compositions or arrangements for large and small ensemble. All materials muust be submitted electronically; contact Prof. Richard DeRosa for further information (firstname.lastname@example.org).
There are teaching assistantships and fellowships for graduate students in the following areas:
Jazz Lab Bands
Jazz Small Groups
Some of these positions depend on the applicant's having passed certain courses, some of which have prerequisites. Therefore they may not be available to entering students in the first year.