Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra is looking for the area's most accomplished young Jazz musicians to participate in the PJOYouth Band, a big-band style performance group, run by Mike Tomaro and James Moore.


Accepted students will receive weekly rehearsals and will additionally have the option to participate in:


     Combos and improvisation class

     Musicianship class

     Master Classes with guest clinicians


Band rehearsals will occur on Sundays at 2pm at the Afro American Music Institute. All accepted students are required to continue participation in district programs.


16 week tuition: $100 total


The PJOYouth Band will have a student base consisting of:


     5 Trumpets

     5 Trombones

     6 Saxophones

     2 Guitars

     2 Basses

     2 Drums

     2 Pianos

     2 Vocals



PJOYouth Band

how to apply





Students interested in participation in the PJOYouth Band must audition. The first step should be to register for an audition and download the audition materials.


Auditions will occur


Afro American Music Institute - 1/15/16, noon-4pm
Afro American Music Institute - 1/22/16, noon-4pm


To register for an audition, please send an email to




Emails should contain the following.



A confirmation email from PJO will be sent within 24 hours and include audition materials and additional information.


Questions about the process or materials should be directed to Chris Bromley, executive director of Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra at:


chris@pjopgh.org or 412.607.2146.