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Thank you for your interest in Brubeck Jazz Summit!

Brubeck Jazz Summit is a transformative jazz education program for outstanding pre-college musicians from around the world. Students learn from a diverse and passionate roster of world-class faculty and guest artists through combo rehearsals, masterclasses, career development, jam sessions, and performances. 

The Summit provides an inclusive and nurturing learning environment, where students and faculty build a strong community of lifelong connections. Students are challenged to grow musically and personally, and are provided with an educational experience designed to inspire and equip them in their journey as the next generation of creative leaders in jazz. 

A living legacy of the musician and international statesman, Dave Brubeck, the week-long Brubeck Jazz Summit is hosted by Classical Tahoe at the University of Nevada, Reno at Lake Tahoe campus located in a stunning mountain environment on the North Shore of beautiful Lake Tahoe.

Brubeck Jazz Summit: July 7 - 13, 2024
Early bird application deadline: February 1, 2024
Application deadline: March 31, 2024

Applicants must be between the ages of 15-18 at the time of application. Jazz musicians of all instruments and voice are encouraged to apply.


Please navigate to the left and select "Start an Application" to learn more about audition requirements and to start your application.

Early bird application fee, if submitted by February 1, 2024 at 12am: $65
Application fee after February 1, 2024: $85

To apply for an application fee waiver on the basis of financial need, please contact Acceptd Support ( to receive a fee waiver prior to submitting your application. 

If you are still seeking financial assistance for your application fee after contacting Acceptd, please contact Erin Lensing, program director at

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