Master in Music in Jazz Studies
University of Arkansas at Monticello


  • 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