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PLACEMENT AUDITION INSTRUCTIONS

Audition Today!

High school and middle school instrumentalists are encouraged to submit an audition application for placement in the MJI Youth Jazz Program. This audition opportunity is open to all instrumentalists, free of charge. Applications will be accepted until all spots are filled. We welcome applications at any time.

 

Current and past MJI students do not need to complete the application form or submit an audition video. Rather, please contact us at mji@milwaukeejazzinstitute.org to let us know what program you would like to participate in.

STEP 1: Complete the Online MJI Youth Ensemble Application Form

After your application form is received, we will email a link to a Dropbox folder where you can upload your placement audition video.

STEP 2: Record and Upload Your Placement Audition Video

Interested students should submit a short video of one piece (5 min. max) that demonstrates their technical ability and jazz skills. Accompaniment is permitted but not required. Drummers should demonstrate the ability to play various styles and tempos (swing, bossa nova, etc.).

 

Each applicant will receive a Dropbox link from MJI where the video can be uploaded after the application form has been received.

STEP 3: Pay the Tuition Fee
Students will be notified at the end of May regarding placement in the 2021 MJI Youth Programs. Once your placement is confirmed, use the links below to pay. Financial assistance is available to those with demonstrated need. To request a financial assistance form, send an email to mji@milwaukeejazzinstitute.org.

Questions?: Please email us at mji@milwaukeejazzinstitute.org or call us at 414-234-5565.

YOUTH PROGRAM REHEARSAL SCHEDULE

Each two-hour session includes an ensemble rehearsal and a jazz theory/improvisation class. 

All rehearsals and classes are held at the Jazz Gallery (926 E Center Street, Milwaukee, WI 53212).

2021 SUMMER TERM - $180 (6 sessions) 

  • SO WHAT ENSEMBLE Sundays from 3 to 5 p.m.
    Start date: July 11, 2021

  • FOOTPRINTS ENSEMBLE Sundays from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m.
    Start date: July 11, 2021

  • MAIDEN VOYAGE ENSEMBLE Mondays from 5 to 7 p.m.
    Start date: July 12, 2021

  • YARDBIRD ENSEMBLE Wednesdays from 5 to 7 p.m.
    Start date: July 7, 2021

2021 FALL TERM - $480 (15 sessions)

  • SO WHAT ENSEMBLE Sundays from 3 to 5 p.m.
    Start date: September 12, 2021

  • FOOTPRINTS ENSEMBLE Sundays from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m.

       Start date: September 12, 2021

  • MAIDEN VOYAGE ENSEMBLE Mondays from 5 to 7 p.m.
    Start date: September 13, 2021

  • YARDBIRD ENSEMBLE Wednesdays from 5 to 7 p.m.
    Start date:
    September 15, 2021
     

2022 SPRING TERM - $480 (15 sessions)

  • SO WHAT ENSEMBLE Sundays from 3 to 5 p.m.
    Start date: January 23, 2022

  • FOOTPRINTS ENSEMBLE Sundays from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m.

       Start date: January 23, 2022

  • MAIDEN VOYAGE ENSEMBLE Mondays from 5 to 7 p.m.
    Start date: January 24, 2022

  • YARDBIRD ENSEMBLE Wednesdays from 5 to 7 p.m.
    Start date: January 26, 2022