Conn-Selmer Centerstage Jazz Band

Conn Selmer Orchestra

(2018 Conn-Selmer Centerstage Jazz Band)

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MusicFest Canada, “The Nationals” invites you to audition for the Conn-Selmer Centerstage Jazz Band, an honour group for exceptional high school students.

The 2022 “virtual’ CSCJB will partner with St. Francis Xavier University, Carleton University and Sir Wilfred Laurier University in the virtual preparation and presentation of jazz ensemble masterworks.. All CSCJB musicians will receive a private lesson from an esteemed orchestra/university instructor.

Participation in the CSCJB includes eligibility for some of more than $50,000 of industry-sponsored scholarships.

Of special interest this year is the MusicFest Institute.  MusicFest Canada presents a series of workshops and masterclasses for all MusicFest Honour Ensemble members by world-class musicians in April and May 2022.  Membership in any of the MusicFest Honour Ensembles includes access to these optional learning and listening experiences, which will feature esteemed orchestra, wind band, choral and jazz musicians from across North America.

The fee for successful applicants is $50. If you have any questions about the CSCJB, please email Neil Yorke-Slader (


Please note: Separate audition requirements are in place for both the National Youth Jazz Combo and the Conn-Selmer Centerstage Jazz Band. You must submit two separate auditions if you wish to apply to both opportunities. The deadline for applications is March 14, 2022.


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