2014 Next Generation Jazz Festival Applications
The Next Generation Jazz Festival Presented by Monterey Jazz Festival is now accepting applications from middle school, high school, and college big bands; from high school combos and high school and college vocal jazz ensembles; high school conglomerate big bands; and open combos (both college combos and high school conglomerate combos separately) through January 17, 2014.
Auditions will also 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. Videotaped auditions are due by March 1, 2014.
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)
- 6 big bands
- 6 vocal ensembles
CONGLOMERATE BIG BAND DIVISION
- 6 high school conglomerate big bands
OPEN COMBO DIVISION
- 4 high school conglomerate combos
- 4 four college combos
MIDDLE SCHOOL DIVISION
- 6 middle school big bands
NEXT GENERATION JAZZ ORCHESTRA
- Open to high school students
The following categories are now closed for the 2014 Next Generation Jazz Festival:
HIGH SCHOOL DIVISION:
VOCAL JAZZ ENSEMBLES
VOCAL JAZZ ENSEMBLES
OPEN COMBO DIVISION:
MIDDLE SCHOOL DIVISION:
The following categories are still open
for high school musicians:
Click on the links to open a PDF application for download or right-click on a link and choose "Save Link As" to download the PDF to your computer. Application instructions are contained in each PDF.