Ensemble Auditions Fall, 2019

Fall 2019 Ensemble Auditions

Monday, August 26 @ 5:00 Room CY 159 (First day of Classes)

  • Big Bands
  • Combos

Audition procedure

1. Play the tune “Conception” by George Shearing in the keys Db (original) and C. Tempo: Quarter note at 150. Memorize the melody. No music! Be able to improvise in both keys. 2. Sight read 3. Non-jazz majors can play a blues or other jazz standard that demonstrates improvisation, jazz phrasing, melodic, and rhythmic style.


    Big Bands

    Rehearsal Schedule: Mon-Wed from 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 - 10  Ensembles
        • “LATIN ENSEMBLE”  - Rehearsal Schedule: To be determined (Auditions by appointment only)