Prospective Students

Program Overview

The award-winning UNL Jazz Studies Area is a vital part of theGlenn Korff School of Music. Offering graduate degrees in jazz studies (MM and DMA), the program is designed to be an intimate course of study, allowing our renowned faculty to work closely with our students to develop them as comprehensive teachers and performers.  Area ensembles are open to any UNL student, regardless of major, through auditions held in the first week of the fall and spring semester.   

Our renowned faculty include:

In addition to working with our outstanding faculty, students have the opportunity to work with some of the finest names in jazz.  Recent visiting artists have included: Christine and Ingrid Jensen, Bill Watrous, Scott Wendholt, Ray Anderson, The Matt Wilson Quartet, The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, The Maria Schneider Orchestra, Stefon Harris, John Riley, Branford Marsalis, Chris Washburne, Steve Houghton, Paul McKee and Gary Foster.

Alumni of the program include Laurie Frink, Victor Lewis, Jeff Newell, Matt Wallace and noted jazz historian/scholar Frank Tirro.  Graduates of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Glenn Korff School of Music have gone on to distinguished careers in performance, education and in the music production industry.  To learn more about how you can audition for our program please click here.