2014 Next Generation Jazz Festival Applications

Next Generation Jazz Orchestra Audition Information

Auditions be held for chairs in Monterey Jazz Festival’s Next Generation Jazz Orchestra, open to high school students anywhere, which is slated to tour at jazz venues and festivals domestically and abroad, as well as be a featured Sunday Arena performance at the Monterey Jazz Festival. Live auditions take place at the Next Generation Jazz Festival on Sunday, March 30, 2014.

To apply you must fill out an application and email to Keren Walser (klunon@montereyjazzfestival.org.

To sign up for an audition time, click here and follow the submission instructions on the fillable PDF form. To view the current sign-up availability, click here.

 

The Next Generation Jazz Festival Presented by Monterey Jazz Festival also includes a big band composition competition, open to high school composers. Judged by college faculty from leading music schools across the country, the winning composer will receive the Gerald Wilson Award and a cash prize, with the winning composition to be performed by the Next Generation Jazz Orchestra on the final day of the 57th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival on the Jimmy Lyons Stage in the Arena. Deadline for applications is March 1, 2014.

Next Generation Jazz Festival finalists are selected through recorded auditions reviewed and ranked by faculty from the Berklee College of Music, and will include:

HIGH SCHOOL DIVISION

  • 12 big bands
  • 6 combos
  • 8 vocal ensembles
  • High School Composition Competition (Gerald Wilson Award)

COLLEGE DIVISION

  • 6 big bands
  • 6 vocal ensembles

CONGLOMERATE BIG BAND DIVISION

  • 6 high school conglomerate big bands

OPEN COMBO DIVISION

  • 8 high school conglomerate combos
  • 6 college combos

MIDDLE SCHOOL DIVISION

  • 6 middle school big bands

NEXT GENERATION JAZZ ORCHESTRA

  • Open to high school students

     

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