Ensemble Auditions Fall, 2017

Fall 2017 Ensemble Auditions

Wednesday, August 23 @ 5:00 Room CY 159 (First day of Classes)

  • Big Bands
  • Combos

Audition procedure

1. Play Anthropology by Charlie Parker
2. Improvise on Rhythm Changes (Bb) Tempo, half note = 100

3. Sight read

4. 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 from 5:00PM to 7:40PM
      JAZZ “B” BAND – “Studio Jazz Ensemble”
      Rehearsal Schedule: Tues-Thurs 5:30PM to 6:45PM
      JAZZ “C” BAND – “Jazz Lab Big Band”
      Rehearsal Schedule: Tues-Thurs 4:00PM to 5:15PM
      JAZZ “D” BAND – “Workshop”
      Rehearsal Schedule: Monday evenings 7:30PM – 9:30PM

      Small Bands and Combos

      • “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)