Jazz Institute-Texas Music Festival thumbnail

Jazz Institute-Texas Music Festival

Start an Application

Narrow your Search


Noe Marmolejo, Director

Students take classes in improvisation, theory and history, and participate in sectionals, instrument-based masterclasses and ensemble rehearsals. Led by University of Houston faculty and top Houston-area jazz musicians and educators, the institute culminates in a final concert on Friday night in the Moores Opera House. 

Age Limit

  • High school aged students entering 10th grade - college freshmen. 

Application Requirements

Completed application with non-refundable $40 application fee (payable by credit card through Acceptd) due by Monday, May 15, 2023

Fees (all fees are non-refundable)

  • Application fee: $40 (Due with completed application by May 15, 2023, payable by credit card only, through Acceptd. Checks or cash not accepted.)
  • Registration: $350 (Due upon acceptance no later than June 5, payable by credit card only through Acceptd, limited scholarships available).

All activities take place at UH Moores School of Music

  • Orientation/Part Auditions: Sunday, June 18, 1 – 4 p.m.
  • Daily Schedule: Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (NOTE: participants must bring own lunch Monday - Thursday. A BBQ lunch will be provided on June 23).
  • Final Institute Concert: Friday, June 23, 7 p.m., Moores Opera House



For program information, contact Institute Director Noe Marmolejo: Phone 713-743-3191 or email:njmarmol@central.uh.edu

For administrative inquiries, contact the TMF Office: phone 713-743-3167 or email: tmf@uh.edu


*The health and safety of all TMF students, faculty, and on-campus guests are our primary concern. We will monitor the evolution of the Covid-19 pandemic, following all university, city, and state guidelines.

University Visitor Protocols may be found HERE.