The Jazz Education Network is dedicated to building the jazz arts community by advancing education, promoting performance, and developing new audiences.

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JEN Mentor Program Application

In January 2012 the Jazz Education Network launched a unique mentoring program pairing experienced professionals with aspiring college student jazz musicians. This program is designed to provide college jazz students with an experienced advisor for a one-year period. For college jazz students over 18, there may be instances where geographic proximity will enable face-to-face meetings and contacts between JEN mentor and selected college students; however for the most part regular communications between JEN mentor and selected college students  will be enabled through electronic communication.

For this second round, the JEN Mentor Program is also being extended to high school jazz students, through their teacher(s). High school students’ participation is limited to:

  • Their HS classroom setting.
  • All mentoring of high school students will occur only in a teacher directed/monitored setting.
  • High school teachers must comply with their district guidelines with use of classroom clinicians and internet communication policies.
  • JEN mentor email communication and teacher or director-monitored internet communications via webcam programs such as Skype, Facetime, etc. will be necessary to engage JEN mentorship of high school students.


JEN Mentors are available to assist students in the following areas of expertise:

  • MUSIC PERFORMANCE
  • MUSIC COMPOSITION
  • MUSIC EDUCATION
  • MUSIC FESTIVAL PRODUCTION & ARTISTIC DIRECTION
  • CONFERENCE PRODUCTION
  • MUSIC PRODUCTION (recordings)
  • MUSIC JOURNALISM
  • MUSIC PUBLISHING
  • MUSIC TECHNOLOGY

This is a one-year commitment. Students will benefit significantly from this mentoring program in developing their professional aspirations. JEN Mentors include experts in each of the areas of expertise detailed above.

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