fbpx

YLJC COVID-19 policy is all YLJC students, instructors, staff and volunteers must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to participate in classes. Please send questions and concerns to: info@yljc.org

We are in the middle of our 2021-2022 season and are not currently taking new students. Enrollment will be opening for the 2022-23 season in May (2022) and auditions will take place in August (exact dates TBD).  If you’d like to get an email when the exact dates become available, please email us at info@yljc.org.

If you want to see what we’re up to, come out to Panama 66 on Wednesday evenings. You can find our events calendar here.

Who Can Enroll? 

We accept middle- and high-school music students who are able to play all 12 major scales. Vocalists and instrumentalists are encouraged to enroll.

For information on what is included with classes, Click Here

For information on Tuition & Scholorships, Click Here

For Adult Classes, Click Here

Follow The Steps Below

Step One

Registration Form

 Please fill out the registration form and click submit.

*Returning YLJC students must register for the 2022-2023 year

Audition Process & Requirements

Check back soon!

We are currently updating our audition process. 

If you wish to be updated when the requirements are posted, please register or email us at info@yljc.org

Frequently Asked Questions

How Much Is Tuition?

Tuition is paid by the acendemic year.  Students can also join for the second semster (if there are spots available for their instrument).

  • $1000 for the acedemic year
  • $600 for the second semester only

Siblings receive a 50% percent discount.

There are no registration or material fees.

Do You Offer Scholarships?

Yes, we believe no child should miss out on the opportunity and enrichment that music education provides. To be considered for a scholarship, families should submit a scholarship application prior to the deadline.   Click Here for more details.

How Many Students In A Class?

Ensembles have an average of seven students each.

What's The Class Schedule?

Classes meet once a week for 90 minutes. The majority of classes are held on Saturdays and Sundays. Some classes may be held in the evenings during the week. Class schedules are not set until after the audition process.

What Is The Placement Process?

Placement is administered by faculty, and each student's audition is carefully reviewed. Students are placed in ensembles based on their ability demonstrated in the audition video.

Unfortunately we cannot accommodate requests to be placed in a particular ensemble. The best way to get placed in higher-level ensembles is to practice!

How Many Classes Can I Miss?

In order to maintain the cohesiveness of each ensemble, and to be eligible to participate in external performance opportunities, students must not have more than two unexcused absences during the season. An absence is “excused” only as expressly determined by ensemble instructors. 

If a last-minute emergency arises, students should notify their ensemble leader at the earliest possible opportunity. All other excused absences should be presented to ensemble leaders at least one week ahead of time for approval. Examples of excused absences include: college preparatory testing, funeral, family emergency, and illness.

Can I Join Mid Year?

Yes, mid-year auditions are held every December for the upcoming spring semester. Keep an eye on the website for dates or email us at info@yljc.org, and we'll notify you when placement auditions are announced.

Do I Have To Know How To Read Music?

Yes, YLJC has minimum requirements for the audition process, and reading music is a necessary component. Please view our audition requirements to learn more.  

Do You Offer Big Band?

Yes, we have a big band! Members are hand picked by our Artistic Director, Gilbert Castellanos.  If you are chosen to participate there is no additional tuition fee.

Do You Teach Different Types Of Jazz?

Yes, our curriculum represents many styles of music including traditional jazz standards from the American songbook, Afro Cuban, Latin Jazz, Bossa Nova, Samba Music, Funk Jazz, Traditional Jazz, Bebop, Postmodern Bebop, and Modern Jazz just to name a few. Students are also encouraged to write music for their ensembles.