The Stanton E. Tefft Prize in Jazz Music
The purpose of this prize is to promote interest and skill in jazz music, a musical form native to the United States.
Our goal is to identify seniors attending Bishop Brady High School, Concord High School, Concord Christian Academy, Merrimack Valley High School and St. Paul's in Concord, NH as well as seniors attending The Academy for Science and Design in Nashua, NH who demonstrate a strong skill playing an instrument such as drums, keyboard or guitar and or an interest in jazz music theory or composition. We want to recognize those who are involved in a jazz group sharing their skills and music with others.
If you are a senior at one of the listed high schools, involved in activities which preserve and promote this important aspect of American musical heritage, we want to hear from you. If you know a senior involved in such an activity, please encourage her or him to apply.
Applications emailed, delivered or postmarked on or before May 1, 2018, will be eligible for a cash award of up to $1,000.00 which will be presented to the winner(s) in June of 2018.
A graduate of Concord High School, class of 1943, Stanton E. Tefft was a skilled
musician who earned part of his post secondary education by playing in jazz groups and bands.
He was a member of the musicians union for many years and in addition to drums, piano and guitar,
he was known to play Scott Joplin on the harpsichord. The Tefft Foundation is committed
to encouraging others to pursue this field of interest.
Jazz Music Application and Release Form
Part 1 and the Authorization form are to be filled out by the applicant. Part 2 is to be filled out by the person supporting the application and recommending the applicant. The applicant must be currently enrolled and in good standing in grade 12 of the listed Nashua and Concord high schools. The authorization is necessary and allows us to seek verification and clarification of information you provide.
The person supporting this application must be a teacher, administrator, counselor, a community leader, secular or religious, or other adult and can not be related to the applicant. This person must also have personal knowledge of the activities that qualify the applicant for this prize.
Applications must be emailed, delivered or postmarked on or before May 1, 2018.
All applications and release forms are in PDF Format which can be read in Adobe Acrobat Reader a free
application for both Windows and Mac OS.
Jazz Music Application Parts 1 and 2 [PDF]
General Release Form [PDF]