VYOA Jazz is for our state’s finest high school jazz musicians. Led by Kyle Saulnier, 7-week winter session starts January 6, 2024.

Saturdays, 10:00 am-1:00 pm 
Elley-Long Music Center
Kyle Saulnier, Director

January 6, 13, 20, 27
February 3 and 17 (No rehearsal on February 10, 2024)

Concert: February 24, 2024 at 11am

Tuition is $700 and financial aid is available.

Musicians should meet the following criteria:
  • Have a strong control of their instrument, top-to-bottom.
  • Be able to confidently hold their own with written material in an ensemble.
  • Be able to sight-read reasonably well.
  • Have a working knowledge of and/or aptitude for basic (key-based, diatonic) music theory.
  • A familiarization with playing and improvising in a jazz style is welcomed though not required – a willingness to dive in and learn absolutely is.

Financial Aid

The VYOA is committed to ensuring that no child is turned away from participating due to financial need. Need-based financial aid is available to all qualifying families with a combined household income up to $120,000 who wish to apply. The online financial aid application for the 2023-24 season is now open. Please submit your request by January 1, 2024. Your most recent tax documents and a $50 deposit will need to accompany your application. Additional questions can be emailed to juliette@vyo.org.

Online financial aid application