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Jazz Ensemble Auditions

Please check the Music Department web site for the latest info on jazz ensemble auditions.

The ensemble auditions consist of a prepared piece, scales, sight-reading and improvising (optional). Rhythm section players should be prepared to comp changes to standard forms. Drummers should be prepared to demonstrate different feels.

Jazz Vocal Auditions
Be prepared to sing one or two songs. You should have a lead sheet of your songs, in your key, for the piano accompanist.

The philosophy of the jazz program is to make every effort to give you an opportunity to exercise your musicianship in an ensemble, subject to the necessary restrictions of time and instrumentation. You do not have to be a jazz minor to play in the jazz ensembles. 
Audition Procedure 

Sign Up: for your audition time at the Amy E. du Pont Music Building when you arrive on campus. Sign-up sheets will be posted a week before the audition date, and the location of the sign-up sheets will be clearly marked when you enter the building. Sign-up sheets will indicate the rooms for the auditions.

Be Prepared: Be sure to arrive on time for your audition, warmed up and ready to sing or play your instrument. Practice rooms are located on the bottom floor.