Young Arts Jazz Competition

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Contests & Competitions

Are you a jazz musician aged 15 – 18?

The National YoungArts Foundation, established in 1981 by Lin and Ted Arison, is a foundation dedicated to finding talented young artists in many different disciplines such as Writing, design, and several types of music. Their signature programs are application-based awards for emerging artists ages 15–18 or in grades 10–12 from across the United States.

What do I get for applying?

-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

You can compete in one of three categories: Composition, Percussion and Instrumental

The application fee is $35, but under special circumstances it may be waived.


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