Ensemble Auditions Sp, 2018

Spring 2018 Ensemble Auditions

Monday, January 22 @ 5:00 Room CY 159 (First day of Classes)

  • Big Bands
  • Combos

Audition procedure

1. Play 4 choruses of a blues transcription of your choice.
Do NOT use a published transcription. This should be a “straight ahead” solo, NOT modern/modal.
4/4 time signature, any key, medium to fast tempo.

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 5:30PM to 6:45PM
      JAZZ “C” BAND – “Rhythm Section Workshop”
      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)