Jazz Ensembles Auditions

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Requirements

Auditions are fifteen minutes in length.

  1. Prepared piece (download your part below)
  2. Sightreading (furnished at the audition)
  3. Improvisation on a Bb Blues (download the track below)
  4. Drummers – replace improvisation with the following styles:
    1. Swing (medium and fast)
    2. Bossa Nova
    3. Jazz Waltz
    4. New Orleans Second Line

Please note:
  1. Saxophones can audition on Alto, Tenor, or Bari, though you may not necessarily be placed on that instrument.
  2. Trumpet players can play either Trumpet 1 or Trumpet 2, but should play Trumpet 1 to be considered for lead.
  3. Bass trombonists should play Trombone 4.

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Audition Time Signup

Sign-up for an audition time and plan to arrive 15 minutes early.

  Thursday, August 26, 2021
  9 am - 3 pm (There will be an hour break from noon-1 pm.)
  Hilltop Studio (Basement of University Hall)

  Friday August 27, 2021
  9 am - 3 pm (There will be an hour break from noon-1 pm.)
  Hilltop Studio (Basement of University Hall)