NEW JERSEY — College students with really cool jazz chops? The 2023 New Jersey Jazz Society Juried Scholarship Competition is now accepting applications.
According to a news release from the association, there are four awards you can apply for:
- $1,000 jazz performance prize
- Original Competition Prize of $1,000
- $500 jazz performance prize
- $500 original competition prize
The competition is open to all New Jersey college students currently enrolled in the university’s undergraduate music program. This year, it will also be open to New Jersey residents who are currently enrolled in an undergraduate program at an out-of-state university. Proof of residence is required.
Along with cash prizes, winners will receive guidance, mentorship, the opportunity to perform with industry experts and coverage of Jersey Jazz.
Judges include musicians/educators Mariel Birstein, Don Braden and Ted Chubb. Jazz at Lincoln Center, vice president of programming for Jason Olain. The winner will be announced on his May 1st and featured in his June 2023 issue of Jersey Jazz.
The deadline for submissions is March 31, 2022. For more information, visit njjs.org/Education/Scholarship Program.
Last year’s winners included trumpeter Liam Sutcliffe (Rutgers) from Moorestown, New Jersey, who received $1,000 at Jazz Performance. Vocalist Jimmy Waltman of Hopewell, New Jersey (Princeton), $1,000 for an original song. St. Louis bassist Sam AuBuchon (William Paterson), jazz $500 for his performance. Fort Lee, New Jersey (Montclair) guitarist Derrick Freitas Campos, original $500.
The competition is supported by Nan Hughes Pool.
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