MM in Music with Emphasis in Jazz Performance and Pedagogy

No longer admitting to this emphasis beginning Fall 2020.

Degree Requirements

Through continued development of performance skills and overall musicianship, this degree is designed to prepare the graduate for a career in jazz performance, conducting, teaching, or doctoral study.  Students regularly conduct and coach MU jazz ensembles.


For admission requirements, refer to the Graduate School’s website for the minimum qualifications for the MM in Music and the Graduate School.  Because requirements vary, you must refer to a degree program’s graduate admission page to learn about specific admission criteria, application deadlines, eligibility, and application process. Before official admissions to the University of Missouri, your application materials will be reviewed by both the Graduate School and the degree program to which you’ve applied.


  • Bachelors degree in music (or demonstrated equivalent)
  • GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 hours
  • Previous jazz teaching and conducting experience

If an applicant does not meet the required prerequisites, then appropriate course(s) may be added to the degree requirements.

Back to Top