Register to audition for the NWA Youth Jazz Ensemble!
No cost to register or audition. If accepted to the 12-week program, tuition is $250. (Financial aid may be available.)
- The NWA Youth Jazz Ensemble is a seventeen piece jazz big band composed of high school students from the NW Arkansas Region.
- Student applicants (grades 9-12) are selected by audition. At least two years of experience is preferred. However, exceptions may be made based on skill and proficiency. Instrumentation for the All-Stars includes saxophone (alto, tenor, and baritone), trumpet, trombone, guitar, piano, bass, and drums.
- Auditions are held on February 1st and 2nd at Walton Arts Center.
- Rehearsals are weekly on Sundays over a three month period beginning in February 2020.
- Rehearsals are held at Crisp Recording Studios in Fayetteville.
- The program culminates with a concert performance in Starr Theater at Walton Arts Center in May 2020.
Applicants will take part in an audition to demonstrate their playing ability, knowledge of jazz music, music theory, and sight-reading abilities.
To audition, FIRST fill out the questionnaire.
We will contact you with more details and begin the scheduling process for your audition after we’ve received your questionnaire.