Jazz Ensemble Placement Auditions
Jazz Ensemble Placement Auditions will take place Wednesday, August 31 and Thursday, September 1, 2016. Specific dates, times and rooms TBA. You will receive an audition time via email in early August from the Jazz Office. The auditions are mandatory for all jazz students. These auditions are for placement in small combos as well as the Jazz Orchestra, Concert Jazz Band, Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra, Chamber Jazz Ensemble, and the Jazz Philharmonic.
Jazz Audition Requirements
Instrumental Majors: Prepare five standard tunes of various keys, tempos, and moods to be performed unaccompanied. You will be asked to play the melody from memory and improvise on the chord changes. The audition panel will select one or two of the five tunes. You will also be asked to sight-read.
Jazz Voice Majors: Prepare five standard tunes of various keys, tempos, and moods; piano accompaniment will be provided, please bring your own music. The audition panel will select one or two of the five tunes. You will also be asked to sight-read.
If you have any questions, please email Stephanie Crease, Senior Coordinator, Jazz Arts Program at firstname.lastname@example.org.