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D.M.A. in Performance - Jazz Studies

Admission Requirements:

  • Apply for admission to UNT through the Toulouse Graduate School (tsgs.unt.edu)
  • Apply for admission to the College of Music through the online application for admission, audition, scholarship, fellowship and assistantships
  • Submit the following materials through the music application:
      • A professional resume
      • Representative sample of your work in digital format (see jazz.unt.edu for required file formats)
      • Letter of application which must describe your professional background, make a statement of purpose for pursuing the degree, and outline your professional goals.
  • Perform an on-campus audition, and, while on campus for the audition, have an interview with members of the jazz faculty. See jazz.unt.edu for audition requirements. Students may choose to emphasize performance or composition/arranging in the applied study and dissertation portions of the degree. Students who wish to emphasize composition/arranging must pass a performance audition at the doctoral level in addition to submitting scores and recordings.
  • Submit an acceptable GRE score (Analytical Writing Portion only) or take on-campus writing exam administered by the Jazz Studies Division during graduate orientation.
  • Attend all orientation sessions scheduled by the director of graduate studies in music.
  • Take the Graduate Placement Examinations (GPE) given by the College of Music during new student orientation - held the week before classes begin.