Any current UNT student is welcome to audition for Lab Band. Students who major in Jazz Studies are required to audition each long semester.
In all, an undergraduate Jazz Studies major (Instrumental Performance and Arranging) must earn a minimum of six credits in Lab Band (in addition to two credits in another lab). Four Lab Band credits must be earned during long (fall or spring) semesters. The remaining two may be earned from summer Lab Band.
Graduate students majoring in Jazz Studies must complete at least one long semester (fall or spring semester) in Lab Band. Starting in summer 2019, graduate students may not apply summer lab band credits to degree requirements. The two lab credits required by the master's and doctoral degrees must be earned in the fall or spring semester, and at least one of them must be in a lab band (for instrumentalists) or vocal lab (for vocalists).
Undergraduate and graduate students who are receiving a scholarship are required to participate in a lab.