This project aims to organize a new jazz orchestra consisting of upcoming musicians from Asia and to provide opportunities to participate in rehearsal camps in Tokyo and performances throughout Asia. In the long run, we aim for the project to become a platform where young musicians actively collaborate with others to pursue future possibilities of creating new music in Asia.
Venues and Schedules of Performances
A. Rehearsal camp in Tokyo: August 21 to 31, 2015
B. Southeast Asia Tour: between mid-September and mid-October 2015（around 4 weeks in total）
C. Japan Tour: between December 2015 to January 2016 (up to 3 weeks in total)
(1) Number and types of musicians for open call
Instruments Number of Players
Alto Sax 1
Tenor Sax 2
Latin Percussion 1
(2) Application Qualifications
Those who meet all of the qualifications listed below:
a) Is 18 to 26 years of age (students, professionals, or otherwise) as of September 2015
b) Holds permanent residency in any of ASEAN countries
c) Skilled in the instruments listed above (1)
d) Understands the project objective and purposes, is eager to participate, and is available to take part in all the AYJO activities (Rehearsal Camp in Tokyo, Southeast Asia Tour, and Japan Tour)
e) Is both physically and mentally healthy to participate in all the AYJO activities
f) Is willing to actively communicate with AYJO participants from a wide variety of countries (It is desirable that applicants have some proficiency in everyday conversations in English.)
g) Is willing to further collaborate with musicians from home and abroad in his/her own musical activities after this program finishes
Think you could make the cut?
Download the application form below and submit it to the Japan Foundation, Manila office at 23/F, Pacific Star Bldg., corner of Gil Puyat and Makati Avenues, Makati City on or before January 15, 2015. Applicants who pass the initial screening will be notified via email of the schedule of final screening. Call 891-6155 to 58 or email email@example.com for inquiries.