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

How to Apply:

Step 1: Apply to UNT

An application to UNT is required prior to applying to the College of Music:

Step 2: Apply to the College of Music

Once you have submitted your application to UNT, you must complete a College of Music application (opens September 1st each year):

Step 3: Audition

Once you have submitted your application to UNT and completed a College of Music application, you will need to audition:

Undergraduate Applicants:

Please note a classical audition is required in addition to the jazz audition for following areas:

  • Drumset/Vibraphone
  • Piano
  • Saxophone
  • Trombone
  • Trumpet

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 in something other than jazz studies 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.

 

Preliminary Auditions/Screenings/Theory Test:

Please note a first round of audition is required for all jazz studies applicants. The screenings will be submitted through the music application and will determine progression in the music admission process.

All applicants who pass the prescreening round are also required to complete a jazz theory and aural skills test. Students will be assigned a time to take this assessment through Acceptd on their requested virtual audition day. This assessment is primarily diagnostic in nature and helps ensure proper placement in classes if accepted to UNT. Your admission application is evaluated holistically, with greater weight placed on your performance audition. We strongly encourage applicants who may not have formal training in jazz theory to still apply.

Jazz Studies Awards:

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