If you are under the age of 18 years old please provide a parent email address below.
The following questions are required for grant and foundation reports. They have no bearing on the applicants acceptance or denial to Jazz in July. The data gathered is solely used for the continued funding of Jazz in July.
An application to the instrumental and vocal programs requires an audio recording featuring a minimum of two jazz standard selections. Each tune is judged for rhythm, tone, articulation, and interpretation. The applicant's performance is carefully considered, both in the acceptance procedure and in instrumental combo placement. (One submission for two or more applicants will not be accepted.) Acceptable audio formats include CDs and digital media files via email (.mp3, .wma, and .m4a formats). Video submissions will not be accepted.
INSTRUMENTALISTS: Please submit a recording including a minimum of TWO jazz standards of contrasting jazz styles and tempos (no ballads, please.) Length of submission should not exceed 10 minutes and should be EDITED to include only the intro, the melody and your solos. Please identify your instrument on the CD cover (saxophone players should also identify the particular sax used in the recording.)
VOCALISTS: Please submit a recording including a minimum of TWO jazz standards of contrasting jazz styles and tempos (please include a fast or moderately-fast tempo and a slow tempo or ballad.) Length of submission should not exceed 10 minutes.
Mail audition materials to:
JAZZ IN JULY
10 Curry Hicks
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003-9300
Audition materials will not be returned.
NOTE: We do our best to keep up with incoming auditions, but our inbox space is limited so if you receive a message stating that the mail was not delivered WAIT three days and send the audition again. Also, please try to keep audition files under 5 megs.
Please Remember we can only accept .mp3 and .m4a formats!