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 will open in Spring 2017. Sign up to this email list and you will receive updates about the application including helpful tips on what makes a great submission. You will still have to apply online, but you will be the first to know when it opens! 



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.