Auditions open for mid-year 2024!


Kick start your music career at JMI – Auditions for mid-year entry open soon.

Are you ready to take your passion for jazz to the next level? Do you dream of honing your skills in a vibrant, supportive environment dedicated to the art of jazz performance? If so, then mark your calendars because the Jazz Music Institute (JMI) is thrilled to announce that auditions for mid-year entry into its Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance and Diploma of Music in Jazz Performance programs will be opening soon for 2024!

Auditions for mid-year entry into JMI’s Higher Education music courses will open in April 2024 and run until the end of June. Auditions are available on Fridays between April and June and can be booked by completing the online application form. Both courses are FEE-HELP approved, so domestic students are able to defer their tuition fees to a HELP debt.

To find out more about applying to study at JMI in our 2024 mid-year intake, head to our Study at JMI page.


If your dream is to become the best musician you can possibly be, studying jazz is the way to get you there! Through studying in a jazz-based curriculum, you develop such a thorough understanding of theory and harmony that translates to all genres of music. You develop the technique to become a master of your instrument. You learn how to improvise and create melodies spontaneously. You learn how and why chord progressions and melodies work, which helps you write richer, fuller and more sophisticated music. After studying jazz for 3 years, you have all the tools you need to explore a lifetime of performing and composing music!


JMI is the only private higher education provider in Australia that is dedicated to jazz. We have been delivering courses specialising in jazz for over 25 years and are a family owned and operated educational institution that focuses on the strength of community and connection.

Student Satisfaction

JMI consistently ranks amongst the highest institutions and universities in Australia in student satisfaction. In the 2022 National Student Experience Survey, JMI had the highest rating in the Creative Arts study area, amongst all university and higher education providers in the country. Our students love the supportive environment that is cultivated here, which is why we have a student satisfaction rating of 98.1%!

Industry & Career opportunities

If you’re looking for a career in the music performance industry, you need industry connections and lots of performance experience. Studying at JMI will give you both of these in spades. We book over 150 paid gigs for students every year in a variety of venues and settings. We connect students directly with industry professionals all throughout their study at JMI. This helps students to foster their own networks and gives them the best opportunity for success as a performing musician.

Course & Teacher Quality

Our courses have been refined over many years. These courses are designed to maximise the amount you can learn so that you have all the tools you need to continue your own development for the rest of your life! The Bachelor program has been endorsed by some of the biggest names in jazz internationally, including Wynton Marsalis.

The faculty at JMI is second to none. Every lecturer is an active professional musician who is dedicated to passing on their knowledge of music and the music industry they have developed over many years.

If you’re ready to embark on a transformative journey in jazz education, we invite you to join us at JMI. Take the first step towards realising your musical dreams and audition for mid-year entry into our Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance or Diploma of Music in Jazz Performance programs.

Don’t miss this opportunity to become part of a community that celebrates the artistry, creativity, and passion of jazz. Apply now and discover what it means to find your groove at the Jazz Music Institute. We can’t wait to welcome you into our family of dedicated jazz musicians!

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