2020 Jazz Competition

Concert on the Green is pleased to continue the Bill Prince Outstanding Jazz Musician Award in 2020.

The winner will be chosen through a competitive audition process and, based on the audition, may perform on the main stage at Concert on the Green on May 24, 2020. The winner will receive a scholarship award that can be used toward music or college expenses.

Eligibility

To be eligible, students must either live in Clay County or attend a school in Clay County.  Students in grades 9-12 may compete in the jazz competition. Students can be chosen as the first place soloist winner more than once, but not in consecutive years. 

Apply for the scholarship using the on-line application process. Pay attention to your e-mail inbox for when your audition is scheduled. For any questions; contact: lauren@concertonthegreen.com

REQUIRED ON AUDITION DAY:

  • a picture of yourself
  • 7 copies of your selection must be brought on the audition day for the judges

Auditions will be critiqued primarily on the following criteria:

  • Ability to play the melody clearly without alteration
  • Ability to improvise within the context of the music
  • Individual Expression, Originality and Musical Maturity

A rhythm section consisting of a bass player, drummer and piano player will be provided for the audition as needed by the student applicant. The student may request to bring their own combo for the audition; the judges will determine combo use on audition day.

Application Guidelines – Jazz Competition

One award will be provided based on the audition. The Bill Prince Outstanding Jazz Musician Award Winner must be available to perform as a highlighted portion of the main Concert on the Green event on stage with jazz combo if chosen to perform. If the scholarship winner is selected to perform at the concert event, the piece that was used for audition will be performed with his/her selected jazz combo of student musicians; however, a professional combo will be supplied depending on level of student competency.

∗FREE Piano accompaniment will be provided: Concert on the Green will pay the fees for a piano accompaniment (up to four total) for one rehearsal, the Concert on the Green audition, the finals competition, and the Penney Farms recital (if the student is chosen as a finalist).  Any other rehearsals, if required, would need to be paid by the student. 

∗Students are required to scan their accompaniment and e-mail it to Mrs. Polsley no later than APRIL 1st. (note, if email is to large a file to send, we suggest scanned copies of only 3 pages each sent as a PDF file in separate scans and emails until the entire piece has been sent).

For assistance in booking times with the accompanist, or for additional information please email Mrs. Polsley at:  suepolsley@hotmail.com or contact Mrs. Cara Rothermel. Music Competition Coordinator at: music@concertonthegreen.com

If applicant chooses to bring in an outside accompanist, all fees are the responsibility of the applicant.

For additional information please email Mrs. Polsley at:  suepolsley@hotmail.com or contact Mrs. Cara Rothermel, Music Competition Coordinator at: music@concertonthegreen.com

 Important Dates

ONLINE APPLICATIONS DUE: Friday, April 3rd, 2020

AUDITIONS: Saturday, April 18th, 2020 -- between 8:30 am to 2:00 pm at Grace Anglican Church, 5804 US-17, Fleming Island, FL 32003.  (Just south of CR 220 on the West side of Hwy 17 south.)

Final Judging Event: (Public Welcome) Monday April 20th, 2020 -- 7:00 pm at Grace Anglican Church, 5804 US-17, Fleming Island, FL 32003.  (Just south of CR 220 on the West side of Hwy 17 south.)

Finalist Outreach Recital: Penney Farms Memorial Church 7pm Wednesday, May 15th, 2020.

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