Students auditioning for advanced combos in the spring 2018 semester should submit auditions via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please see audition requirements for each instrument below.
|2018 AUDITION DEADLINES (two weeks prior to the start of class)|
|Jazz Combo I||January 21, 2018 / March 25, 2018|
|Jazz Combo II||January 21, 2018 / March 25, 2018|
We look forward to hearing you play and want you to have a successful audition and experience. As you play through your audition, we will be listening/watching for the following:
- Your sound and tone/touch
- Ability to demonstrate a swing feel
- Familiarity with jazz vocabulary and repertoire
- Ability to improvise over chord changes
Your audition video should be submitted via email to Cameron MacManus (email@example.com).
Audition Requirements by Instrument
Winds, Brass, Piano and Bass
Play melody and two choruses of a blues in Bb or F, or a jazz standard such as “Take the A Train” or “Blue Bossa.”
Play 2 choruses of a 32 bar form unaccompanied, with a straight 8ths Latin feel on the A sections, and a swing feel on the bridge (as in the jazz standard “On Green Dolphin Street”). Tempo may be at the player’s discretion anywhere from 120 and 240 bpm.