JASS MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP
ABOUT THE SCHOLARSHIP
APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN
The JASS Music Scholarship is a specialised merit-based scholarship in a Bachelor's/Master's degree in Jazz Studies. It is designed to nurture talented young musicians with a passion for jazz music, promote excellence in jazz performance and composition as an art form and develop leaders in the jazz arts landscape.
JASS aims to award up to 2 scholarships in Jazz Studies (Performance or Composition/Arrangement) annually. Scholarship support is up to 3 years.
Up to S$90,000 for 3 years
(i.e. up to S$30,000 per academic year)
Up to S$30,000 for 3 years
(i.e. up to S$10,000 per academic year)
1 FEB - 15 MARCH 2021
APPLICATIONS OPEN FROM 1 FEB 2021
Shortlisted applicants will be notified by April 2021.
Applications must reach JASS by Monday 15 March 2021, 6pm.
Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.
Auditions via Dropbox link or in an unlisted YouTube video format of up to 10 minutes, to be submitted by Monday 15 March 2021, 6pm. Candidates shortlisted for the second round of assessment will be informed by April 2021.
(for short-listed candidates):
Zoom or in-person interviews will be conducted in April 2021 and reviewed by a panel if required.
Applicants must be Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents.
Applicants must possess GCE "A" Level, Diploma (Polytechnic or Music Diploma, Licentiate or Fellowship Diploma), International Baccalaureate or equivalent, or have gained admission/ are eligible for admission into first-year full-time undergraduate/ postgraduate studies for the AY2021/ AY2022 intake.
The scholarships are also open to undergraduates/ postgraduates currently enrolled in a Bachelor's/ Master's degree programme in Jazz Studies (Performance or Composition/Arrangement).
Undergraduates or prospective undergraduates with good academic and CCA records.
Outstanding track record or relevant experience in music studies with participation and/ or achievements in external activities.
High level of maturity, exceptional personal vision, drive and leadership qualities.
Applicants must be proficient jazz musicians with a working knowledge of music theory, a competent ability on their chosen instrument, and a good level of jazz improvisation.
For male Singapore citizens or PRs, applicants must have completed National Service, unless exempted.
Recipients of the JASS Scholarship need to fulfil a service commitment of a specific duration in the jazz music sector upon graduation.
Recipients can fulfil their service commitment by conducting 2 full-day workshops within a year, to be completed within 2 years upon graduation. Alternatives to the 2 full-day workshops are possible with mutual agreement between JASS and the scholarship recipients.
Recipients will need to confirm their service commitment plans with JASS 6 months before graduation.
The scholarships do not cover miscellaneous fees and student insurance.
Disbursement of scholarship funds will be divided into equal amounts for each semester and credited into the recipient’s account. The recipient is liable for any remaining fees payable.
Scholarship funds must be used for the period for which they were awarded, and no amount of the scholarship may be carried forward. Successful applicants must pursue the course faithfully and sit for all prescribed assessments/ examinations.
The recipient must maintain a strong academic performance for each level of study in order to be considered for subsequent years of scholarship, subject to a maximum of 3 years or the minimum duration required to complete the course, whichever is shorter.
JASS reserves the right to review, withdraw, or suspend at any time any scholarship in full or partially, if any of the conditions are not met. JASS’ decision on any award and its value is final. JASS will not enter into any correspondence on the reasons for the decision.
By Online Form:
Applicants will need to log-in to their Gmail (i.e. Google Mail) account to use the online form.
- If you do not have a Gmail account yet, you can simply create one here.
The online form application process does not support the saving of drafts. So please click here for a form preview so you can better prepare before you apply.
Supporting documents will need to be submitted through the online form, so it will be best to have them ready beforehand.
We will send an email to acknowledge your application within 5 working days.
Applications without complete supporting documents will not be considered for the JASS Music Scholarship.
Applicants are responsible for ensuring that all components of the Scholarship application are received by JASS before the application deadline.
All materials and documents submitted will not be returned.
All information provided must be complete and true at the time of submission, and all subsequent requests for additional information by JASS for the processing of the scholarship application should be promptly attended to.
Certified true copies of all transcripts and certificates submitted will be required of successful applicants.