Telluride Jazz Student All-Stars Audition Instructions

allstars-stageThe Telluride Student All-Star Program has been in existence since 1995. The week long jazz workshop preceding the Telluride Jazz Festival is directed by jazz artists and educators Josh Quinlan and Bob Montgomery.

The purpose of the program is to inspire artistic development and motivation in students age 13 and older (preference will be given to high school students or recent graduates).  A pianist and/or guitarist, bassist, drummer, plus a front line of two to four instrumentalists or vocalists will be chosen after the audition process. All instruments will be considered. Members will receive full scholarship to the program and room and board from July 27 to August 3, 2015. Group performances include nightly jam sessions at a club in Telluride, a performance at the Free Stage at the Wilkinson Public Library, a performance on the Town Park Main Stage at the Telluride Jazz Festival and other performances throughout the week. Additional funding for travel may be available on a limited basis. Students from throughout the US and Canada are encouraged to audition.

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Telluride Student All-Star Audition Information

The winners of this audition will receive a full scholarship to study and perform the week prior to the Telluride Jazz Festival. Performances throughout the week include a main stage Saturday set, the opening party show, a performance at the Wilkinson Public Library and jam sessions at a local club throughout the week. Scholarships include seven days of room and board (with Telluride host families), five days of intensive workshops and a weekend artist pass to the Jazz Celebration.

Audition Deadline: June 15, 2015

Requirements: Submit a CD or DVD of a jazz performance. Your audition must consist of three contrasting tunes of your choice (e.g., medium swing, ballad, bossa nova, uptempo swing, samba, bebop, modal, original or modern). You may choose to record with a live band or the accompaniment of a jazz play-a-long. (Note: Rhythm section players must set the balance of their stereo accordingly with play-a-long recordings.) Audition materials must arrive at the address below by June 15, 2015.

Please download and complete the application form.

Mail with your application CD or DVD to:

Josh Quinlan – Telluride Auditions
3210 Billington Dr.
Erie, CO 80516

If you have any questions please contact Josh Quinlan or Bob Montgomery.

Selected members will be notified by late June, 2015 and should plan on arriving in Telluride, CO on July 27, 2015 and staying until August 3, 2015.