The enrollment period for this session is now closed. Next enrollment period will be Fall 2018. Please fill out the registration for on this page (below) and we will contact you for the next enrollment period.  Students are required to submit audition video for Artistic Director Gilbert Castellanos to be considered for the program.  Students should be able to play all 12 major scales.

Vocalists and instrumentalists are encouraged to enroll. We accept serious middle and high school music students. Students are placed in small combos of seven or eight students and rehearse weekly. One or more conservatory students will be featured every Wednesday in The Young Lions Series at Panama 66. In addition, conservatory combos will perform at Jazz @ the Jacobs, Adams Avenue Street Fair, KSDS Jazz Live Series, and festivals throughout the state.  Students will also have the opportunity to record at Lost Ark Studios, a professional recording studio.


Tuition for the year (approximately 36 classes)  is cost is

  • $950 if paid on or before the first day of classes
  • $100 per month in 10 monthly payments (total $1000)
  • siblings receive a 50% discount ($475 lump sum or $50 per month for 10 months).

Please keep in mind that there will only be seven or eight students per class so each student will receive personal attention. Classes are taught by Gilbert Castellanos and Rob Thorsen, San Diego's top jazz musicians and educators.

Click here to make your tuition payment online.

Class Location and Schedule


Fill out the Registration Form

Please fill out the following registration form and you will be notified for the next enrollment period:

Registration Form


If you have any questions or difficulties enrolling please contact info@younglionsjazzconservatory.org and we will be happy to help.