How to Enroll

Jazz Night School welcomes musicians of all ages and skill levels. For specific instructions on how to enroll, please also see the main category pages in our Learning section.


New Students - Scheduling a Skills Assessment

Before enrolling, new Jazz Night School students must schedule a placement audition with us to assess current skill level—to play a bit and help us learn what your goals are. This is important so you are able to enroll in an ensemble or class that's just right for your skill level. After your level has been determined, you can register online for ensembles and classes. Contact us to schedule a placement audition, or for more information.

Placement auditions for vocal students are optional and usually not necessary for enrollment. Vocalist students are welcome to register without contacting us.



Jazz Night School prides itself in placing students into ensembles and classes that will provide challenge while remaining accessible to their skill level. See Jazz Night School's Small Jazz Ensemble Levels Matrix for reference.

If you don't feel you're ready for an ensemble, or if you are new to an instrument, we are happy to assist you with private instruction.


Registration Process

Pre-Registration - three weeks out

    • Current students can register to hold their existing seat.

Exception: There is no pre-registration in the Fall. All students must go through Open Enrollment, which starts one week early in the Fall.

Open Enrollment - two weeks out

    • Ensemble Request Forms are accepted for open ensemble seats
    • First-come first-serve registration begins for classes and vocal offerings

Placement and Registration - one week out

Open enrollment students are placed in ensembles and registration instructions are emailed to students

One week out

Payment: FInal week to pay invoices to hold your seat

First day 

Late Payments: Unpaid seats will be released to wait-listed students unless prior arrangements have been made. A $10/week late fee will apply for late payments.