Participants > Application Process

Please fill out the online application and submit the required recordings.  The application deadline is March 31, 2017 11:59 pm EST.

Please see the FAQ if you have any questions or contact us.

The online application form consists of background & contact information, parent/guardian approval for those who are younger than 18, two essay questions (each should be limited to 500 words) and the question asking you to submit your Dropbox link to your audio files.

TYPES OF RECORDINGS

The applicant will turn in 4 recordings. 3 recordings of original pieces that they have written and one recording of them soloing over the jazz standard “All the Things you Are” with a rhythm section.

Pianist must comp behind a soloist on at least one of their recordings.

Drummers must solo in at least one of their tracks.

Drummers must also solo over the form of “All the Things you Are.”

AUDIO FILE FORMAT & LENGTH

All files should be in mp3 format, limit of 4 minutes per track and low fidelity is fine. Applicant should be playing in all recordings. Live performances are preferred but not mandatory.

NAMING THE AUDIO FILES

Please name the audio files in the following format: 2015_lastname_FirstName_BirthYear_BirthMonth_State_No# (example for the first track of John Smith (born in February 1995) applying from Delaware the file name would be: 2015_smith_john_1995_02_DE_No1.mp3)

HOW TO SHARE THE AUDIO FILES

Step 1: Name all four of your audio files separately following the naming instructions.

Step 2: Sign up for a free Dropbox account at https://www.dropbox.com/

Step 3: Create a link to the folder that includes all four of your audio files. Instructions on how to link to a folder can be found here: https://www.dropbox.com/help/167

Step 4: Copy the Dropbox link to your folder and paste the link on the application form before submitting your application. (Please make sure the link you provide works properly and that you don’t edit the files once you submit your form.)

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