Make Jazz Fellowship Application

All applications must be submitted by Tuesday, August 14, 2018.

Please mail CDs/DVDs to:
18th Street Arts Center
1639 18th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404

Please be sure to submit the following documents:

A current resume or CV

Three work samples of your recent original music, all of which can be heard in their entirety. Rough cuts welcomed. (CD/DVD format or SoundCloud links accepted*)

A 20-minute “program” comprised of excerpts from the three work samples. This is the sample that that panelists will hear first. [Example: Your program might look like: seven minutes, Work A, plus seven minutes, Work B, plus six minutes, Work C = 20 minutes.]

On a separate sheet, list the title of each composition, year composed, names of musicians performing and venue (if applicable)

In a one-page letter, please address the following: What do you need as a composer at this point in your career? How might this fellowship be of value to you in your development as an artist? Discuss what musical project(s) you would work on during the residency. Consider how the fellowship will advance your original music. How might working in Los Angeles affect your work and projects? Finally, how do you envision utilizing the mentorship component of the residency?

Two personal references (other than your nominator) that we may contact to ask about your work and career. Please include their emails and phone numbers. Please notify your references in advance.

*SoundCloud (preferred)
Ensure that your SoundCloud account displays your real name prominently.
Upload the 20-minute program and each of the full-length works in mp3 format. Provide individual links to each track in the online application form.

Also accepted:
*Audio CDs
Label the case/sleeve and disc with your name.
Please send four copies of the 20-minute program and two copies of each full-length work on separate discs.
Label the case/sleeve and disc with your name.
If all three complete works are on the same DVD, they must be separate chapters.
Please send four copies of the 20-minute program, and two copies of each full-length work (if on separate discs. Make sure that your DVDs work on both Mac and PC computers and DVD players (region 1).

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