Audition Requirements


Applications are open for the 2022/2023 School Year

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Auditions

The following instruments are currently acceptable for admittance into the Jazz Studies Program.


Guitar, Bass, Piano, Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, Strings, Vibraphone, Drums and Voice.


Guitar: please have your best piece prepared to play first. This does not have to be a jazz piece. You will also be asked to play scales, chords, and improvise using a pentatonic scale. Reading some basic syncopated rhythms will be included in the audition process. This should take about 15 minutes.


Piano, Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, Vibraphone and Strings: please bring in your best piece to play. No jazz experience is necessary. Reading some basic syncopated rhythms will be included in the audition process. This should take about 15 minutes.


Bass: should demonstrate the ability to play a bass line over a latin and swing piece. Reading some basic syncopated rhythms will be included in the audition process. This should take about 15 minutes.


Voice: : Voice students please bring in 2 songs of your choice with an accompanying track or music.


Drums: Drummers please be prepared to play in a Swing, Bossa Nova, Samba, Rock and Funk style.