Applications for entry in September 2023 are now open. The closing date will be Wednesday 1 March 2023.

The applications should be made on our online portal Acceptd.

Select Junior Academy (Jazz) from the drop down list on the left hand side. You will need to create an account with Acceptd to complete your application.

An audition fee of £25 will be collected on the day of audition.

Open Day

Our (in person) open day is coming soon on Saturday 4 Feb from 1.00 – 2.00 pm.

For any students between the ages of 14 - 18 who are developing an interest in jazz and improvisation this is for you!

Any teachers or parents who have students or children who are developing an interest in the blues or playing strange scales that are somewhere off the ABRSM beaten track or exploring fruity harmonies and funky rhythms this might well be the place for them.

The course is a very welcoming environment of like-minded young players who inspire each other, many of whom go on to have richly creative lives at degree level and beyond - amongst others Jacob Collier, Kit Downes, Nubya Garcia, Joe Armon-Jones, Tom Walsh, Luca Caruso, Alexandra/Tom/Lester Ridout, James Copus, Femi Koleoso, the list goes on!

Course tutors Gareth Lockrane and Matt Anderson will be there with one of the student bands to talk about the course, answer questions and maybe even play a few tunes for you.

See you there!