Presented in coordination with JEN (Jazz Education Network) and the Brubeck Living Legacy (BLL) Foundation, The Dave Brubeck Composer and Pianist Scholarship is awarded to a collegiate-level student in the field of jazz, with a focus on composition and/or piano.

The winner of this prestigious scholarship will receive the following:

  • $1000 financial scholarship awarded in May.
  • The book, “Dave Brubeck: A Life in Time,” by Philip Clark
  • A collection of Dave Brubeck recordings
  • Registration for the next Jazz Education Network (JEN) conference in January.
  • Designated mentor throughout the January conference.
  • $250 per diem for meals throughout the conference.
  • 4 nights hotel lodging during the conference reserved by the Jazz Education Network.
  • Roundtrip flight + taxi/car pickup to/from airport arranged by the Jazz Education Network.
  • One-year full individual Jazz Education Network membership.

Dave Brubeck Living Legacy Scholarship Requirements:

  1. Applicants must be a collegiate-level student attending classes in the fall semester in the field of jazz with a focus on composition and/or piano.
  2. Uploaded audition should include an original composition.
  3. Required attendance at the next conference in January.

Application Process:

  • Application is open January 1 – March 31, 2023.
  • Application should include a written statement of artistic and professional goals and reason for application.
  • Applicant should upload an audio and/or video sample of playing.
  • Letter of recommendation.

Application Deadline:
Friday, March 31st, 2023 11:59pm EDT

Have questions? Contact Dan Gregerman, JEN Scholarships Coordinator,