Youth Programs

Youth Ensembles

We offer small and large weekly ensemble classes for beginning, intermediate, and advanced middle and high school instrumentalists, giving you the chance to make music with your peers and improve your skills in the process.

Our ensembles perform in the Jazzschool Student Performance Series at the end of each quarter, and it’s totally free and open to the public. Invite your friends, family, and anyone else who loves great music to come and see you shine!

You’ll need to go through a placement audition but don’t worry; it’s just a formality to make sure you’re placed in the right ensemble for your skill level. Just follow the audition requirements and application instructions, and you’ll be on your way! 

To apply for a fall youth combo, please fill out the Young Musicians Program Ensemble Application or contact program director Erik Jekabson for more information. erik@cjc.edu

2023 – 2024 School Year Audition Dates

High school and middle school combos: August 26 – 27, 2023

Studio Band: August 19 – 20, 2023

Studio Band Audition Materials

Advanced High School Jazz Workshop: August 27, 2023

Note: Auditions for Studio Band and Advanced High School Jazz Workshop take place once a year, each August. Auditions for high school and middle school combos and the high school funk ensemble are available each quarter.