SISTERS IN JAZZ

COLLEGIATE COMBO COMPETITION

Application Deadline – October 15, 2018 – 11:59pm EDT

In an effort to support and promote more female involvement in jazz, the Jazz Education Network (JEN) Women in Jazz Committee has re-established the Sisters in Jazz Collegiate Competition.

Through this exemplary program, female college musicians will audition and be selected to perform in the SIJ combo.

Selected participants will:

  • Work with renowned female jazz artists/teachers
  • Perform at the 2019 JEN conference in Reno, Nevada
  • Conference lodging, daily meal per diem and travel within the United States provided, thanks to the sponsorship of North Coast Brewing Co. 

Photo by René Huemer

APPLICATION INFORMATION

Sisters in Jazz alumnae include such renowned artists as Sara Caswell, Dawn Clement, Anat Cohen, Anne Drummond, Rosana Eckert, Tia Fuller, Linda May Han Oh, Tina Raymond, Chihiro Yamanaka, and many more.

And, now, your name can be added to the list.

Sisters in Jazz Alumnae

2019 

Rehearsal and Performance at the 2019 JEN Conference in Reno!

 


2008

  • Ashley Baker – alto sax
  • Christie Dashiell – voice
  • Judith Goldbach – bass
  • Julia Brav – piano
  • Shirazette Tinnin – drums

2007

  • Chelsea Baratz – tenor sax
  • Sharel Cassity – alto, soprano sax
  • Vanessa McGowan – bass
  • Mika Nishimura- piano
  • Tina Raymond – drums

2006

  • Misty Boyce – piano
  • Caroline Davis – alto sax
  • Lauren Falls – bass
  • Melissa Gardiner – trombone
  • Lorie Wolf – drums

2005

  • Lakecia Benjamin – alto sax
  • Jacquelyn Coleman – trumpet
  • Delandria Mills – flute
  • Hanne Pulli – drums
  • Maeve Royce – bass
  • Carmen Staaf – piano

2004

  • Ariel Alexander – alto, soprano sax
  • Brenda Earle – piano
  • Maria Joyner – drums
  • Linda Oh – bass
  • Janelle Reichman – tenor sax

2003

  • Kara Baldus – piano
  • Elizabeth Goodfellow – drums
  • Nicole Johaenntgen – alto, soprano sax
  • Jennifer Krupa – trombone
  • Ashley Summers – bass

2002

  • Renee Marie Cruz – bass
  • Alyssa Falk – drums
  • Becky Noble – alto sax
  • Tineke Postma – alto sax
  • Daniela Schaechter – piano

2001

  • Airelle Besson – trumpet
  • Laila Biali – piano
  • Karine Chapdelaine – bass
  • Tara Davidson – alto, soprano sax
  • Sandra Hempel – guitar
  • Kimberly Thompson – drums

2000

  • Brandi Disterheft – bass
  • Anne Drummond – flute
  • Lisa Kelly Scott – voice
  • Karen Teperberg – drums
  • Chihiro Yamanaka – piano

1999

  • Rosana Calderon Eckert – voice
  • Rachel Eckroth – piano
  • Tia Fuller – alto sax
  • Karin Harris – trombone
  • Erin Marie Roberts – bass
  • Angie Tabor – drums

1998

  • Sara Caswell – violin
  • Dawn Clement – piano
  • Anat Cohen – tenor sax, clarinet
  • Loraine Faina – drums
  • Jodi Proznick – bass

Eligibility

All applicants must be:

  • A fulltime college student, concurrently taking a minimum of 12 undergraduate hours or six graduate hours
  • A minimum of 21 years of age on January 1, 2019
  • A JENeral Individual or eJEN Member

Application Requirements

All applicants must submit the following by October 15:

1.An application form

2. A recording of your best playing, not exceeding 30 minutes in length, including the following selections:

  • a medium-tempo blues
  • an up-tempo rhythm changes tune
  • a Latin, rock, or funk tune
  • a ballad
  • any other tune of the applicant’s choice (standard, contemporary tune, original, etc.), best displaying her artistry

3. Two letters of recommendation 

  • You will submit the email address of two recommenders in your application.
  • Upon submission of the application, the two recommenders will receive an email with a link to upload the letter on your behalf to Acceptd.

4. A resume or list of experience

5. A copy of college transcript or other proof of concurrent full-time enrollment in an accredited college, university, or conservatory (a minimum of 12 undergraduate or six graduate hours)

 

READY TO APPLY?

Application Deadline

October 15, 2018

11:59 EDT

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