The Master of Music in Jazz Performance program helps students develop their professional abilities as jazz performers and improvisers. The curriculum includes private jazz instruction, small and large ensemble participation, improvisation courses, and other traditional academic music courses.
Students are required to participate in jazz ensembles and perform at least one graduate jazz recital.
A student applying to a master's program must:
International students can learn more about specific application requirements by visiting the Office of Admissions.
It is recommended interested students contact the Director of Jazz Studies directly either during or before the application process.
A student applying to this program must:
The GRE is not required.
International students applying to the program will also need:
The documents listed above for international students need to be sent to the Office of Admissions.
|Fall||March 1 for graduate assistantship consideration; May 1 for international students; other applications are reviewed as space permits|
|Spring||October 1 for international students; other applications are reviewed as space permits|
|Summer||April 1 for international students; other applications are reviewed as space permits|
The University provides graduate assistantships as a means of financial support. They are intended as a way to facilitate a student's progress to degree while providing important professional development.
To be eligible for an assistantship a student must, generally,
Graduate assistants receive
The School of Music awards a limited number of Graduate Tuition Waivers on a competitive basis to incoming students who show promise for success and who have not received an assistantship or other awards funding tuition costs. The School of Music may also award Graduate Tuition Waivers to current students who show or continue to show growth and promise for success and have made positive contributions to the School. These tuition waivers are awarded upon recommendation of the faculty and approval by the Graduate Advisory Committee, and are contingent upon funding from the University.
Incoming students who have been admitted into graduate programs in the School of Music must be enrolled full-time and have a minimum entrance GPA of 2.8 to be eligible to apply. In addition, incoming summers-only MMEd students may be eligible to receive tuition waiver funds but must be full-time teachers and not already receiving funding from their employing school district.
Current full-time students in the School of Music must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 to be eligible to apply. In addition, current summers-only MMEd students may be eligible to receive tuition waiver funds but must be full-time teachers and not already receiving funding from their employing school district.
To apply, complete the tuition waiver application (including the Selective Service Statement) and return the application to Dr. Angelo L. Favis in the School of Music Office (CE 230). Tuition waivers may be applied to the cost of tuition only; the graduate student must make arrangements to pay student fees, insurance, or other educational expenses.
The deadline for priority consideration for a tuition waiver for the fall semester is May 1.
The deadline for priority consideration for the spring semester is November 1.
The deadline for priority consideration for the summer semester is April 1.
Review more information about graduate funding options at Illinois State University.
See Student Accounts for information on tuition and fees. Funding for graduate students is available from several different sources. Students who have been admitted from continuous states including Iowa, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, and Wisconsin will receive in-state tuition.
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