Program type:


On Campus
Est. time to complete:

3 years
Credit Hours:

84 (with Bachelor's) 54 (with Master's)
Become a doctor of the music that swings at the UNT College of Music.
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.

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Marketable Skills
  • Goal facilitation and fulfillment
  • Exceptional memory capacity
  • Performance under pressure
  • Oral and written communication
  • Critical analysis

Jazz Performance Doctoral Degree Highlights

The Division of Jazz Studies has 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.
Our faculty members are dedicated teachers and nationally and internationally known performers who have performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Kansas City Symphony, Minnesota Opera Orchestra, Dallas Opera Orchestra and many others.
We're one of the nation's most comprehensive music colleges and offer opportunities to meet some of the world's top music scholars and artists through specialized lectures and events hosted by various divisions in the college.
Being near Dallas and Fort Worth gives students additional performance opportunities including those with the Dallas Bach Society, Texas Camerata, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Dallas Opera Orchestra and symphony orchestras in Irving, Plano and Richardson.
Our facilities include the Murchison Performing Arts Center, which houses the Winspear Performance Hall and the Lyric Theater. Both performance halls, as well as the center's large rehearsal space, have state-of-the-art acoustics.
The College of Music has a rich tradition in music and is attended by talented musicians from all over the world.

Jazz Performance Doctoral Degree Courses You Could Take

Advanced Issues in Music Research (3 Hrs)
Advanced study of research and writing techniques and their application to proposals and papers, in the context of a selected topic.
Analytical Techniques for Popular Music (3 hrs)
Analysis of materials and techniques in popluar music and related musical genres.
Analytical Techniques I (Ars Antiqua–1700) (3 hrs)
Application of appropriate analytical approaches and methodologies in music written 900–1700.
Analytical Techniques I (1700-1900) (3 hrs)
Application of appropriate analytical approaches and methodologies in music written 1700-1900.
Analytical Techniques I (Post 1900) (3 hrs)
Application of appropriate analytical approaches and methodologies in music written after 1900.
Introduction to Research in Music (3 hrs)
Introduction to research techniques and application.

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