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Presented by Jazz Aspen Snowmass in association with The Frost School of Music at the University of Miami

 JULY 26 - AUG. 9, 2020

 

Following an extraordinary inaugural collaboration in 2019, the JAS Academy has announced applications are now open to apply for an experience of a lifetime in your quest for a professional career in music. Under the direction of JAS Academy Artist Director Christian McBride, working in tandem with Frost Dean Shelly Berg and Program Director Chuck BergeronThis is a full-scholarship program with travel, lodging, and meals provided by JAS. 

 

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"For almost three decades Jazz Aspen Snowmass has been a great presenter of concerts and educational programs. The Frost JAS Academy will incorporate the Frost School’s innovative teaching and educational strategies, and serve as a boot camp to launch the career of the world’s most talented emerging jazz artists."

--Dean Shelly Berg

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APPLICATION GUIDELINES

  1. All student musicians must be entering or enrolled in or a graduate of a college music program
  2. Students are encouraged to apply as a set group or ensemble. Choose one leader for correspondence. 
  3. MUST be able to read charts at a high level
  4. Application and audition videos must be submitted via Acceptd by the specified deadline at 11:59 p.m. MDT
  5. $15 submission fee to be paid through Acceptd site

AUDITION GUIDELINES

  • Two video recordings demonstrating ensemble and improvisations skills in different music styles. 
    • State the melody, then at least two choruses of improvisation.
    • Time feel, groove, and musical interaction are essential elements, so please use live musicians for your recordings.
  • One video of a large ensemble performance, preferably a big band
    • Option to include an additional video highlighting secondary competency (additional instruments you play)
  • One letter of reference
    • Please provide your first name, last name, and email on your application and your reference will be sent a link to complete the recommendation on your behalf upon submission of your application
  • A short essay
    • Describe your musical and academic achievements and what you hope to gain from the JAS Academy experience

"Boarding their respective planes in Aspen, each of the 23 students left with some significant feats on their résumé from the past two weeks alone: they’ve written and recorded original music, performed (and intimately rehearsed) with Christian McBride, and received professional tips from some of the best names in the business. In their notebooks are the intricate details of publishing and recording; in their hands is a priceless experience – and maybe a few blisters!”

…Jazzed Magazine

 

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