Jazz is open to composers and instrumentalists. Strong auditions showcase the artist’s individual work, technical expertise, and highlight the artist’s unique and original sound (if you are a jazz vocalist, please see our Voice discipline).
To be eligible, you must be able to answer ”Yes“ to these statements:
- I am either a citizen of the United States, a permanent resident/green card recipient, or I can demonstrate that I am legally able to receive taxable income in the United States.
- I am in grades 10–12 or 15–18 years of age on December 1 of the year I am applying.
- If I’m selected as a Finalist, this would be my first time attending National YoungArts Week.
Ask a question – artist to artist
Want to know more about the YoungArts community and pursuing a career in the arts? Complete the following form and you’ll get insight from a previous YoungArts award winner about YoungArts programs, pursuing a career in the arts, the benefits of applying and your artistic discipline. You will receive a response via email.
I was able to forge life-changing relationships and had an opportunity to perform in Aspen that… led to a gig at Alice Tully Hall. So much of success in the music business hinges on the connections you make, and YoungArts really helps.”