Ensemble Auditions Spring 2020

Spring 2020 Ensemble Auditions

Wednesday, January 22 @ 5:00 Room CY 159

(First day of Classes)

 

  • Big Bands
  • Combos

Audition Procedure

 

  1. Play the tune “Milestones” (the “old” version by John Lewis)
    • Tempo: Quarter note at 150
    • Memorize the melody, including the intro
    • NO MUSIC!
  2. Sight read
  3. Non-jazz majors can play a blues or other jazz standard that demonstrates:
    • Improvisation
    • Jazz phrasing
    • Melodic and rhythmic style.

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Big Bands

 

JAZZ “A” BAND

Rehearsal Schedule: Mon/Wed 5:00PM to 7:40PM

 

JAZZ “B” BAND – “Studio Jazz Ensemble”

Rehearsal Schedule: Tues/Thurs 4:00PM to 5:15PM

 

JAZZ COMBOS – Class Schedule: Wednesdays 7:30PM. REQUIRED OF ALL JAZZ STUDIES MAJORS

 

LATIN ENSEMBLE – Rehearsal Schedule: To be determined