Are you a 15-18 year old jazz musician?

Jazz is open to composers and instrumentalists. Strong auditions showcase the artist’s individual work, technical expertise, and highlight the artist’s unique and original sound (if you are a jazz vocalist, please see voice).


Our application is now closed. To receive updates about the program and be notified when the application opens, please sign up below.



Why Apply

  • Win cash awards of up to $10,000, an alternative to scholarships to spend as you wish

  • Take master classes with accomplished musicians such as Shelly Berg, Gerald Clayton, John Clayton, Jimmy Heath, Branford Marsalis, Wynton Marsalis, Christian McBride, and Jason Moran

  • Become eligible for nomination as a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts

  • Receive a lifetime of mentoring and professional support with a rich network of peers

  • Connect to educational and artistic development opportunities


To find out about what is needed for your jazz application, just download the PDF below that corresponds to your category.