Master in Music in Jazz Studies
University of Arkansas at Monticello

Program Details

University of Arkansas at Monticello online offers a Master of Music degree with a concentration in Jazz to the nontraditional student.  This distance learning is designed for those currently engaged in music as a profession from public school band directors to jazz musicians and scholars.  Studies include but are not limited to:

  • Jazz history
  • Jazz pedagogy 
  • Jazz theory

Students will gain enhancement in talent and skill through performance training, jazz improvisation and theory courses, and more.  This program provides substantial opportunities including graduate assistantships, the use of new technologies, and connection with professional and fraternal organizations.  Advance in today’s industry of jazz music with UAM online.

Requirements

  • Bachelors of Music Degree or at least 18 credit hours in one of the following areas:
    • a. Performance
    • b. Education
    • c. Jazz(Instruments include saxophone, trumpet, trombone, piano, guitar, bass and drums)
  • Competency on at least one of the instruments listed above
  • GPA of 2.5 
  • Three part recorded audition:
    • a. Two contrasting standard jazz tunes with head and improvisation
    • b. Specific jazz scales and modes
    • c. A jazz tune of the applicant's choice
  • Letter of intent
  • CV / Resume
  • Three professional references

Program requires two 2-week residencies.

School Accreditation Statement

Higher Learning Commission