Sisters in Jazz

Collegiate Competition

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 music majors will audition and be selected to perform in the SIJ quintet. Honored participants will work with renowned female jazz artists/teachers and perform at the 2019 JEN conference in Reno, Nevada, all expenses paid, thanks to the sponsorship of North Coast Brewing Co.

Photo by René Huemer



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.



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
  • U.S. or Canadian citizen

Application Requirements

All applicants must submit:

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

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)



Check back for application timeline.

Coming soon!