Jazz Ensembles

From advanced performers to novices looking to explore jazz in a group setting, CCM Prep offers an outstanding and unique experience! Our one-of-a-kind program teaches jazz musicians at all levels and most ages, from beginner to professional. CCM Prep Jazz Ensembles offer access to CCM faculty and state-of-the-art facilities.

Audition details

Junior CCM Youth Jazz Orchestra (Jr. CYJO):

CCM Youth Jazz Orchestra (CYJO) and High School Jazz Combo: 

  • Sunday, September 8. 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. (10-minute audition slots). If slots fill up, more will be added. Students who cannot attend the audition should complete this form and will have an opportunity to submit a video of the prepared audition materials by Sept. 8. 
    HS Jazz Audition Sign-Up Form

Adult Jazz Combo:

  • Interview and/or audition may be required for new students by contacting Eric Lechliter

Statement of Purpose

CCM Prep Jazz Ensembles are committed to maintaining the highest standards of musical excellence. The Ensembles function to:

  • Provide members with exclusive educational experiences that prepare them for college and career and contribute to the knowledge, technique and skills necessary for advanced artistic performance
  • Provide performance opportunities at CCM’s state-of-the-art facilities that allow for creativity and self-expression and give audiences a means to experience innovative and exciting performances of high-quality, diverse repertoire
  • Provide members with a positive, challenging and supportive learning environment with extensive opportunities to demonstrate musical leadership, teamwork and professionalism,
  • Provide members with a source of lifelong personal growth via opportunities to assess their skills and strengths, reflect on their achievements and progress, and prioritize their areas for improvement