Becoming a part of the IAJSD family is easy!  Register here then Sign-up for your Placement Audition. Placement auditions can be scheduled by calling the office at 619.977-7453.

IAJSD is open to both vocalists and instrumentalists who are current music students and are 10-18 years old. Rehearsals are held each Saturday* throughout the school year in the Music Building at Grossmont College, 8800 Grossmont College Dr., El Cajon, CA 92020.  Students also have several performance opportunities throughout the year at local events and festivals.  Ensembles are led by top jazz performers and experienced educators, including Kamau Kenyatta and Tonga Ross Ma’u.  IAJSD welcomes students of all levels!


Step Two – Schedule an Audition

Follow this quick and easy 3-step process to sign up for your audition time-slot:

  1.     Click on “Sign up” in the desired 10-minute time slot.
  2.     Fill in each blank and answer the questions
  3.     Click the final  “Sign Me Up” button.
Auditions will be held at Grossmont College in the Music Building.
Please check in 15 minutes before your audition time.
  • Student will be assessed on:
    1) Sight reading: Instructors will supply music to read
    2) Jazz melody solo* and
    3) Improvisation* of your choosing.
    * Please provide your backing tracks for the melody and improvisation on an MP3 or device of your choosing.

Thank you! We look forward to working (and playing jazz) with you!

Winter/Spring 2019 Audition Sign Up Sheet

Date: January 5, 2019

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2018-19 Schedule

Rehearsals will NOT be held November 10th, or November 24th. Last day of Fall semester is December 15th.  First day of Winter/Spring semester is January 12th.  No rehearsals on February 16th and March 30th.  Last day concert is May 18, 2019.

All dates subject to change.