UNT’s jazz studies program is widely regarded as one of the nation’s most respected. As a Bachelor of Music student, you have opportunities to build a strong reputation by composing for or performing in numerous prestigious ensembles, such as the Grammy-nominated One O’Clock Lab Band.
A minimum of 129 hours, of which 42 must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements for the Bachelor of Music degree as specified in the “University Core Curriculum” in the Academics section of this catalog and the College of Music requirements.
The major requires the following 43 hours, plus music laboratory and special requirements according to the student’s emphasis (see below).
8 hours of MUAC 1000 (applied concentration)
6 hours of MUAC 3000 (applied jazz concentration) on any one instrument
Arranging emphasis: 4 hours (3 hours of electives or core courses must be advanced).
Instrumental emphasis: 8 hours (6 hours of electives or core courses must be advanced.)
Vocal emphasis: 4 hours.
All non-keyboard majors must enroll in secondary piano each long term/semester until proficiency is passed.
Students majoring in jazz studies must qualify for admission to the applied concentration program for their instrument. They also must qualify by audition for participation in the Jazz Lab every term/semester