Summer Student Jazz Set 2024 (Ages 12-18)

Summer Student Jazz Set June 2024   

A three-day long, intensive workshop in jazz for students of all instruments, ages 12-18. Students enrolled in NJW Jazz Set 2024 studied jazz styles, theory, improvisation, listening, and of course, playing in jazz combos. A swinging concert closed the event, with some great playing all around!

June 3-5     Summer Student Jazz Set

  • Schedule: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm each day
  • Concert: 4:00 pm on final day
  • Location:
  • Nashville Jazz Workshop, 1012 Buchanan Street, Nashville, TN 37210
  • Faculty: Lori Mechem, Roger Spencer, Richard Ripani, and a daily guest artist/clinician
  • Tuition: $300, to be paid after official acceptance into program

Student auditions are required for acceptance into the program. A maximum of 30 students will be accepted into each week of the program.

Register Now

Students registering online for NJW Jazz Set 2024 will receive instructions and a link to audition materials by March 1st, 2024 or within 2 days of filling out the registration form. Students will then submit a video audition for evaluation. Individuals officially accepted into the program will then receive payment instructions.

The Summer Jazz Set is accepting a maximum of 30 students this year, and we expect to fill all positions no later than April 1, 2024. All auditions will be evaluated as soon as they are received, and students will be accepted on a first come basis.

Please submit your video audition as soon as possible in order to have the best chance of getting accepted.

Students accepted to the NJW Summer Jazz Set 2024 will be notified and receive a link for payment. Payment should be submitted within 72 hours of acceptance.


The NJW Summer Jazz Set 2024 audition requires a video performance of a piece of music that contains two contrasting styles. Each style has a written section and an optional improvised section. You are NOT required to improvise “on-the-spot.” It is acceptable to work up solos to fit those spots in the music.


$300, to be paid after official acceptance into program by May 3rd 2024. Participants can receive a full refund if requested by May 3rd. Refunds requested May 4-May 30 participants will receive 50% of tuition refunded. Refund requests on May 31st or later will receive no refund.

Need based scholarships available. Learn more here.