20 months
31455 USD/year
31455 USD/year
18495 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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The Jazz Studies program of the University of Oregon is one of the most exciting new jazz programs in the country, and boasts outstanding performing ensembles including three big bands, a jazz guitar ensemble, a Latin jazz ensemble, and multiple combinations.


About the Program

The comprehensive curriculum of the Jazz Studies program of the University of Oregon includes courses in theory, performance practice, improvisation, piano, repertoire study, arranging and composition, history, pedagogy, program planning and development, and studio instruction.

In addition to dedicated practice space for jazz drummers and small groups, the 2008 upgrade to the UO’s music facilities included the creation of a state-of-the-art studio for jazz instruction, rehearsal, and student recording projects.

Recent guest performers include Seamus Blake, John Hollenbeck, Theo Bleckman, Gary Versace, Danilo Perez, Vijay Iyer, Donny McCaslin, Dan Tepfer, Paul McKee, Steve Wilson, Maria Schneider, Jorge Roeder, Ron Miles, Don Braden, Ted Poor, Thomas Marriott, Luis Bonilla, and Rich Perry.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Jazz Arranging
  • Reading and Conference: Research Presentation Preparation
  • Research Methods in Music
  • Survey of Jazz Composition
  • Jazz Pedagogy Practicum
  • Jazz Program Planning and Development

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 20 months

Start dates & application deadlines


54 SCH
  • 54-64


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Résumé
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Scholarly writing sample
  • Repertoire list (optional)
  • Recent concert or recital programs (optional)
  • Preliminary audition recording: submit via the Admissions File Upload webpage
  • Second round audition, if selected from preliminary audition recording. Please review the Graduate Audition Requirements for details. Note that any student admitted on the basis of a recorded performance must perform a placement audition upon arrival on campus to begin studies.
  • In addition, for Jazz Composition and Arranging emphasis, submit two representative scores and recordings of arrangements and/or compositions for jazz ensemble. At least one of these pieces should be scored for a large ensemble (ten or more performers).
  • Three references

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    31455 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31455 USD per year during 20 months.
  • National

    31455 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31455 USD per year during 20 months.
  • In-State

    18495 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18495 USD per year during 20 months.

Living costs for Eugene

970 - 1380 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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