Application available in November
Application Deadline: Still accepting applications
The Jazz Institute is open to students in grades 9-11 during the 2012-2013 academic year. All instruments are welcome to apply. Class offerings include:
The application consists of three parts. (Applications are not complete until the application fee has been received.)
Upload a recording including the following three components:
Opt. 1 (Recommended)
A recording of you performing a melody (head) and improvised solo to either a blues, rhythm changes, or standard jazz tune, either with a combo or play-a-long recording.
A recording of you performing a jazz etude to demonstrate proficiency on your instrument in the jazz style. For example: a jazz etude, a bebop head, or a transcription of a solo.
A recording of you performing an etude or other piece (any style) to demonstrate proficiency on your instrument.
Upload a recording including the following two components:
(Rhythm section players must be able to read the appropriate clefs for their instruments)
Upload a recording including the following components:
Demonstrate playing in the following styles:
(Optional) You may have one of your current music teachers (school teacher or private teacher) assess your work in a letter of recommendation. In addition to your musical abilities, the letter may discuss your personal characteristics such as initiative, dependability, and your commitment to increasing your musical skills. To invite a recommender, submit your recommender's email address, when prompted, on the audition upload link. Once you submit your audition (by selecting Final Submit), the recommender will receive a notification and link to use for sending your confidential recommendation. E-mailed submissions will not be accepted.
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