Your audition video is a key element of your application to NYO Jazz. We realize that access to recording equipment will vary with each applicant, but we do ask that you try to produce the best recording possible. Applicants may perform unaccompanied, with a live rhythm section, or with prerecorded rhythm tracks as an accompaniment. A live performance that clearly demonstrates your abilities is also acceptable.
If you do not have access to recording equipment or space with a piano needed to make an audition video, you may wish to ask if your teacher, school, or jazz band/ensemble program is able to help you fulfill this portion of your application. Should you need additional assistance, please contact NYO Jazz staff at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-424-2024. We will be happy to work with you to ensure that you have the opportunity to successfully record your audition. For questions about uploading videos, Acceptd offers technical support that you can access at any time while signed in to the NYO Jazz application.
Where possible, we encourage you to keep the following in mind when making the recording.
Lead Donors: Hope and Robert F. Smith, Marina Kellen French and the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation, The Kovner Foundation, and Beatrice Santo Domingo.
Major support has been provided by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and Clive Gillinson.
Additional support has been provided by Sarah Arison and Bank of America.