From December 19, 2022 to January 12, 2023, female jazz musicians (students and professional musicians) can apply for SOFIA 2023.

Take your chance and win one of the six places!

Send the following application documents by e-mail to

  • Short info as PDF: Name, instrument, date of birth, jazz school, etc. Biography and letter of motivation.
  • 2 live videos with good sound and picture quality (links)
  • 1 presentation and motivation video in German or English: Why do you want to participate? (Hidden link on Youtube. Max. 2 min. Cell phone quality is sufficient.)

An international jury will select six winners in mid-January to attend the SOFIA Music Business Workshops from 30 May to 4 June 2023.

If you are selected, you will be invited to Zurich and will be paid for travel and food expenses as well as accommodation. You will participate in workshops during the day and play jams and concerts in the evening.

We are looking forward to you!

The jury of SOFIA 2023:
Caroline Ferrara (singer, SOFIA 2022)
Mauretta Heinzelmann (Radio NDR)
Françoise Dufey (jazz lover)
Christoph Grab (Zurich University of the Arts)
Jacek Brun (
Claudio Cappellari (SOFIA Association)

   SOFIA 2022

Thank you very much for applying! We wish you good luck!