Jazz Ensemble Placement Auditions
Jazz Ensemble Placement Auditions will take place September 2 and 3, 2015. Specific dates, times and rooms TBA. You will receive an audition
time via email in August from the Jazz Office. These auditions are mandatory for all jazz students. No exceptions! Put these dates on your calendar.
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
- 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.