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Jazz Institute

The Jazz Institute is a wide-ranging educational program that gives students the opportunity to work on the Ann Arbor campus University of Michigan jazz faculty and special guest artists.

The Jazz Institute is open to students in grades 9-11 during the academic year.

U-M Faculty Director: Associate Professor Dennis Wilson

Session Dates: July 7 – July 13, 2019
Priority Application Deadline: February 1, 2019
Tuition: $1,775

Components of the Jazz Institute

  • Improvisation skills
  • Listening skills
  • Jazz history
  • Applied instrument training
  • Theory/musicianship classes
  • Creative collaboration with other musicians
  • Small group (combo) performance

The application consists of three parts.

Applications are not considered complete until all required materials are received.

Application Checklist for Jazz Institute

  1. Complete the Online Application
  2. Pay the non-refundable Application Fee of $75.00
  3. Upload your Audition Materials via Acceptd, the MPulse Online Audition Portal (details for each entry outlined in Audition Portal)
    1. Audition Video
    2. Headshot
    3. Recommendation Letter

Priority Deadline for all application/audition materials to be submitted is February 1, 2019.

Admission notifications for priority applicants will be e-mailed on March 1, 2019.

For priority consideration and notification, all application and audition materials must be received by the priority deadline. Applications may be accepted after the priority deadline for programs and/or instruments in which openings remain. Review, admission, and notification for late applications will be on a rolling basis. Space is limited.

Admissions decisions will not be given by phone.