Jazz Band of America
Jazz Band of America

Jazz Band of America, part of the Music for All National Festival

2015 Music for All National Festival

March 11-14, Indianapolis, IN

Shelly Berg
2015 Conductor
Dean and Patricia L. Frost Professor of Music, Frost School of Music, University of Miami



 2015 Deadlines

  • Early Bird Application Deadline: June 29, 2014 - $30 application fee
  • Final Application Deadline: September 15, 2014 - $45 application fee
  • Audition Recording Submission Deadline: October 1, 2014
ApplyNow Audition Requirements

Music for All’s tradition of outstanding national honor ensembles showcasing the finest high school musicians includes the Jazz Band of America. The Jazz Band of America is comprised of high school musicians, selected by recorded audition. The Jazz Band of America will perform in concert Friday evening, March 13, 2015. The Jazz Band of America is recognized as one of the top honor ensembles for young musicians in the nation, with a prestigious legacy and reputation for the highest level of excellence. Many members of the Jazz Band of America are also selected for the GRAMMY® jazz bands. Past conductors and guest artists include Patti Austin, Shelly Berg, Wayne Bergeron, Ndugu Chancler, John Clayton, Lou Fischer, Wycliffe Gordon, Wynton Marsalis, Ron McCurdy, Allen Vizzutti and Phil Woods.
Click the button below to download a 2015 application and to read about the audition requirements.

ApplyNow Audition Requirements

Jazz Band of America Highlights include:

  • Opportunity to work under the baton of a world renowend conductor
  • Written evaluation of auditions for all Jazz Band of America applicants
  • Instrumental master classes with respected professionals
  • Jazz Band member and family reception and party
  • Personalized certificate, patch and exclusive Jazz Band of America member lapel pin
  • DVD and CD recording of the Jazz Band of America Concert and group photograph
  • Jazz Band of America members are eligible to be nominated for The Revelli Scholarship, a $1,000 scholarship awarded to a Music for All National Festival participating senior intending to study music performance or music education and pursue a career as a music educator
  • Membership in an elite family that annually includes only a select number of the most outstanding musicians nationwid

 Ndugu Chancler raps with the Jazz Band of America!


Past Jazz Band of America Conductors and Guest Artists include:

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