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Scholarships & Awards

Generations in Jazz

Vocal Scholarship



The Generations in Jazz Vocal Scholarship is dedicated to acknowledging, celebrating, and honouring excellence and exceptional achievements in the field of Jazz music. This prestigious scholarship is exclusively available to young jazz vocalists under 21 years of age as of January 1, 2024.

The scholarship offers a substantial grant of $10,000 annually to a deserving emerging artist. This financial support aims to facilitate and enhance the recipient's journey in developing their musical career.

At the heart of our mission is the identification, recognition, and rewarding of musical excellence. We believe in nurturing and empowering the next generation of jazz vocalists who show promise and dedication to their craft.

The Generations in Jazz Vocal Scholarship is proudly sponsored by ANZ, a leading financial institution committed to supporting and fostering the arts. The administration of the scholarship is undertaken by Generations in Jazz Inc.


Generations in Jazz - 
Australia's pre-eminent launch pad for young jazz musicians 

To apply for the GIJ Vocal Scholarship, vocalist are invited to complete the Scholarship Application Form, attaching the required supporting documentation and recordings. From the applications, six (6) finalists will be selected a must be available to attend the conclusive adjudication in Mount Gambier during the Generations in Jazz Festival from May 3 to 5, 2024.

Selection of the finalists is made on the basis of applicants meeting the eligibility criteria deemed by the judging panel to display an outstanding level of musical ability and accomplishment in musical performance. The details of each scholarship applicant are anonymized before the panel reviews the recordings.


For a comprehensive understanding of the terms and conditions governing the GIJ Vocal Scholarship, please refer to the full document available here.


Applications for the GIJ Vocal Scholarship will close on March 15, 2024.


Join us in championing the future of Jazz music by applying for the Generations in Jazz Vocal Scholarship.

Recording Requirements

In addition to the written documentation required, James Morrison Scholarship applicants must provide the following audio recordings as part of the audition process:

  • Two pieces, contrasting in style and tempo, no longer than 5 minutes per piece.



For all Instrumentalists -


  • 12 bar blues (mp3) & Ballad of own choice (mp3)


Drummers Only –


  • A swing tune (mp3) & A Latin tune (mp3)


Make sure that the recording itself demonstrates the highest possible audio quality so that your performance can be evaluated fairly. Professional recordings are not necessary and recordings using a Smart Phone (iPhone or similar), iPod / iPad with external mic, Zoom Recording Device or Digital Voice Recorder is suitable.

No video recording will be accepted as this is an anonymous audition process.




For the full T&C's for the

GIJ Vocal Scholarship 

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For scholarship audition recording information

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GIJ Vocal Scholarship  Online Application Form 

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Adjudication 1

Fri 3rd May, 08:30pm

Adjudication 2

Sat 4th May, 03:00pm


The Barn Palais

747 Glenelg River Road

Mount Gambier / OB Flat 

South Australia 


Scholarship Adjudication Concerts

Adults $35

Concession $25


This event is supported by

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