Jazz Auditions Fall, 2018

Deadline for pre-screen/video audition is Monday, January 15, 2018. NO LATE SUBMISSIONS!
On site auditions at CSUN (upon successfully passing your pre-screen audition) are February 3 or February 24 from 9:00-4:00

Go to: https://csunjazz.slideroom.com/ to upload videos and questionnaire.
The cost is $5.00

Sorry, We do NOT offer a vocal jazz degree.

You may use pre-recorded tracks to play with, although, we encourage you to use a live “band” to demonstrate musicality, creativity, and communication. You may mix the audio, but NO EDITS for each indiviudal video. You will be asked to submit 3 videos from slideroom. Two are your songs and the other one is your narrative. You may use a cell phone to record the video.

1. All Players

Play “Au Privave” by Charlie Parker. Do not take liberties with the melody. Reference the youtube, Charlie Parker video, for accurate melody and rhythm.

Play the melody, solo (any length), and play the melody out.

Piano,guitar,vibes: “comp” 2 choruses (in addition to soloing)
Bass: walk two choruses (in addition to soloing)

Drums: play “time” for the melody, trade choruses with another soloist, or play 2 choruses

2. Horn Players:
Choose another tune in a contrasting style/tempo.
Play melody and improvise.

Pick a tune of your choice to be performed without accompaniment.
Do not perform a published chord solo or transcription. i.e. (Joe Pass chord solo transcription)

Play another tune without accompaniment.
Play a minimum of one chorus each: melody, groove, improvisation.

Play a minimum of 8 bars in swing, afro-cuban, samba, funk/rock.(feel free to include other grooves)
Keep same tempo without a break between styles. Be as creative as you want!

3. Everyone

Introduce yourself and explain why you want to study jazz at CSUN.
(1-2 minutes)