New students who wish to join IAJSD for the second semester are required to attend a placement audition on Sunday, December 11 at Grossmont College. Second semester begins January 7, 2017. Click the button below for more information and to schedule your audition.
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“You need to be the biggest fan of your playing. Always be confident. If you’re going to be wrong be LOUD and wrong.” – Gilbert Castellanos
Congratulations IAJSD student Johnny Steele! Johnny was awarded a YoungArts Merit Scholarship for jazz percussion! Read the YoungArts press release about Johnny below: NATIONAL YOUNGARTS FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 2017 YOUNGARTS WINNERS John Steele of San Diego, California
November, 2016 I want them to come away with discovering the music inside them. And not thinking about themselves as jazz musicians, but thinking about themselves as good human beings, striving to be a great person
On Sunday, November 20, the San Diego Youth Symphony held its 21st Annual Celebration of Music Education Concerts. At the 6 pm concert, at The California Center for the Arts, Escondido, our own IAJSD Artistic Director
Every Wednesday Gilbert Castellanos features an up-and-coming young musician for his Young Lions Series. The show runs from 6 - 8 pm at Panama 66 in Balboa Park. He will be featuring three of our IAJSD
IAJSD publishes quarterly newsletters. Catch the latest news, learn about upcoming events, and hear about these amazing kids. You won’t believe the scholarships and awards these students are receiving.