The University of North Texas became the first university in the nation to offer a degree program in jazz in 1947. Today, the North Texas jazz program, housed within the largest music school in the nation, retains its role as a leader in jazz education, earning an international reputation for excellence in both the music education field and the professional jazz industry.

UNT's Jazz Studies program is widely regarded as one of the nation's most respected and was the first degree program of its kind in the field.

We provide you many opportunities to perform with on- and off-campus ensembles. This includes the One O'Clock Lab Band, which has earned six Grammy Award nominations and toured Europe, Japan, Thailand and Australia. We also sponsor the acclaimed Jazz Singers. Other jazz ensembles include:

  • Eight additional jazz lab bands
  • Four Jazz Singers groups
  • The L-5 and Super 400 electric guitar ensembles
  • The Zebras contemporary music ensemble
  • The Jazz Repertory Ensemble
  • The Latin Jazz Ensemble
  • The U-Tubes jazz trombone ensemble
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Listed below are the documents required to apply for this course.
$21,989.86 Per Year

International student tuition fee

4 years


Aug 2024

Start Month

Jul 2024

Application Deadline

Upcoming Intakes

  • August 2024
  • August 2025
  • January 2025
  • August 2026
  • January 2026

Mode of Study

  • Full Time