Jazz

Are you a 15-18 year old jazz musician?

The Jazz discipline includes composition and instrumental. Jazz alumni are represented in countless top jazz ensembles and throughout the professional jazz music industry.

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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

Am i eligible?

To apply to YoungArts, artists must be:

  • US citizens or have permanent resident status

  • 15-18 years of age or in grades 10-12 on December 1, 2016

Please also note that Finalists who have previously attended YoungArts Week are not eligible to apply in any discipline/category.  We encourage these artists to participate in alumni programming.  Please contact [email protected] to find out more.

How To Apply

REQUIREMENTS

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