Texas Tech University

TTU Music Student playing the drums

School of Music
Bachelor of Music
Jazz Performance

bachelor of music in Jazz performance

The Bachelor of Music, Jazz Performance Concentration at Texas Tech University is a cutting-edge professional degree program designed to equip instrumental students with a well-rounded education in both performance and academics, fostering their growth as accomplished jazz artists and educators. This comprehensive degree empowers students to explore the rich world of jazz through courses in history, theory, improvisation, pedagogy, composition, and arranging, while also offering private instruction from a diverse faculty, including traditional applied instructors and dedicated jazz specialists. Students benefit from one-on-one instruction with nationally acclaimed jazz faculty, further enriching their educational experience. All applicants will be considered for merit-based scholarships, which may qualify out-of-state students for in-state tuition rates. In every aspect, the Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance at Texas Tech University offers not only the necessary foundation and mentorship but also a diverse, enriching, and versatile journey through the world of jazz, where students can aspire to be top-tier jazz performers, educators, and beyond.

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Ben Haugland
Chair of Jazz Studies
Associate Professor of Jazz Studies

Jazz Studies Faculty

Professor Stephen Jones

Professor Stephen Jones
Director of Jazz Studies, Associate Professor of Jazz Studies (Jazz Saxophone)

Dr. Ben Haugland

Dr. Ben Haugland
Chair of Jazz Studies, Associate Professor of Jazz Studies (Jazz Piano)

Dr. Kevin Whalen

Dr. Kevin Whalen
Associate Professor of Trumpet and Jazz Studies (Jazz Trumpet)

Dr. Fabio Augustinis

Dr. Fabio Augustinis
Assistant Professor of Practice in Commercial Music and Drum Set