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* 1. First Name

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* 2. Middle Initial

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* 3. Last Name

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* 4. Instrument (Applicants may apply on ONE instrument only)

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* 5. Age as of July 25, 2021.

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* 6. Date of Birth

Date

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* 7. Gender

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* 8. Ethnicity

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* 9. Street Address

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* 10. Undergraduate School

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* 11. City, State of Undergraduate School

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* 12. Date of Undergraduate Graduation(expected)

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* 13. Graduate School

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* 14. City, State of Graduate School

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* 15. Date of Graduation from Graduate School

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* 16. Graduate Degree Earned

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* 17. High School Attended

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* 18. City, State of High School

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* 19. Date of Graduation from High School (expected)

REQUIRED RECORDINGS
The applicant will turn in four recordings; three recordings of original pieces that they have written and one recording of them soloing over the jazz standard “All the Things You Are” with a rhythm section (play-a-long tracks are allowed).

Pianist must comp behind a soloist on at least one of their recordings.

Drummers must solo in at least one of their tracks.

Drummers must also solo over the form of “All the Things You Are.”

AUDIO FILE FORMAT & LENGTH
All files should be in mp3 format, limit of 4 minutes per track and low fidelity is fine. Applicant should be playing in all recordings. Live performances are preferred but not mandatory.

NAMING THE AUDIO FILES
Please name the audio files in the following format: 2021_lastname_FirstName_BirthYear_BirthMonth_State_No# (example for the first track of John Smith (born in February 1997) applying from Delaware the file name would be: 2021_smith_john_1997_02_DE_No1.mp3)

HOW TO SHARE THE AUDIO FILES
Step 1: Name all four of your audio files separately following the naming instructions.

Step 2: Sign up for a free Dropbox account at https://www.dropbox.com/

Step 3: Create a link to the folder that includes all four of your audio files. Instructions on how to link to a folder can be found here: https://www.dropbox.com/help/167

Step 4: Copy the Dropbox link to your folder and paste the link on the application form before submitting your application. (Please make sure the link you provide works properly and that you don’t edit the files once you submit your form.)

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* 20. Link to Applicant Original Composition #1

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* 21. Link to Applicant Original Composition #2

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* 22. Link to Applicant Original Composition #3

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* 23. Link to recording of "All the Things You Are"

REQUIRED ESSAYS
Please submit the required essays as PDF files named as follows: 2021_lastname_firstname_birthyear_birthymonth_state_No#.pdf

Please limit essays to 3000 characters including spaces.  This is approximately 500 words.

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* 24. Essay #1

PDF file types only.
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* 25. Essay #2

PDF file types only.
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* 26. Under 18yo:  Parent/Guardian contact info

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* 27. By entering my full name in the space below I confirm that all information contained in this application is true and accurate.

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* 28. Under 18yo please have Parent/Guardian sign: By entering my full name in the space below I confirm that all information contained in this application is true and accurate.

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