Educating Young Artists


All Scholarships will be based on availability, talent, and the needs of the Memphis Jazz Workshop. Scholarships will be awarded by notification on January 6, 2020.

Scholarship Requirements:

  • Students/parents will be expected to contribute a total of 10 hours of volunteer service to the organization PER SEMESTER in order to maintain their scholarship.
  • Student must agree to practice every day and turn in a practice record.
  • Students must agree to no more than two UNEXCUSED absences.
  • Students must be on time for all theory classes, master-classes, rehearsals and performances.
  • Have theory assignments and performance music prepared for each rehearsal and performance.

The student and the parent will be asked to sign a contract upon acceptance of the scholarship.

Scholarship application checklist:

  1. Have you submitted your application fee?
  2. Have you filled out your online application?
  3. You must submit a recommendation letter email to
  4. You must accept responsibilities that scholarship awards require. There will be an electronic signature in the application.
  5. Fill out the Scholarship Application


Lea VanMerkestyn,
Operations Manager

Stephen Lee,
Executive Director
Call or text (901) 860-5015

Support Our Mission

Memphis Jazz Workshop is a non-profit organization committed to cultivating young musicians by providing learning and performance opportunities with professional artists while embracing jazz as our regional art form. Your gift of any size helps cultivate the future of jazz.