Jazz Ensembles Auditions


2013 alumna Lola Hennicke.Jazz Combos and Jazz Collective

Auditions for all jazz ensembles will be Monday August 26. For combo auditions, you should play a blues and a standard of your choosing. You'll do some sight reading as well. Drummers demonstrate their skill at a variety of different rhythmic feels (medium and up tempo swing, a jazz waltz, bossa nova, samba, etc.)  Students auditioning for Jazz Collective will sight-read a piece selected by the director.  Vocalists will sing several standards of your choosing in a jazz style.

Monday August 26, 3 p.m.
Community Music School, 535 Garden Ave, Room 10

Email Prof. Paul DeMarinis

Jazz Singers

Webster Jazz Singers, a 12 to 16 voice ensemble, will hold auditions Monday, August 26 in the recital hall.  Prepare a jazz standard (ballad, Latin, medium or up-tempo swing, etc.). Bring a lead sheet in your key. An accompanist will be provided. You'll also sight-sing as part of the audition, and will prepare a portion of a chart.  Call-backs will take place on Wednesday, August 28.

Monday, August 26, 12 noon
Thompson Music Building Recital Hall

Email Prof. Debby Lennon