Auditions for SSU Jazz Ensembles, including:
All Jazz majors must audition for a jazz ensemble. Other music students and non-music majors are encouraged to audition. We can place you in any of the jazz ensembles with one mandatory audition. Let us know your schedule availability and ensemble preferences on your audition date. Auditions: Tuesday, August 20 in the Green Music Center, Room 1029, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Jazz Orchestra - Doug Leibinger (MUS 390) - W 6:00-8:40 PM
Combo 1 - Kasey Knudsen (MUS 391) Mon 1:00-2:15 PM + ARR
Combo 2 - Kasey Knudsen (MUS 391) Mon 2:25-3:40 PM + ARR
Latin Band - Kendrick Freeman (MUS 379) Thu 1:00-3:40 PM
Sign-up for a 10-minute slot by clicking the above sign-in link.
Instrumentalists, download the audition etude linked in the Audition Materials Section above.
This etude is written over the changes of the first 16 bars of Miles Davis' Tune Up - use a play-along to practice!
Bring a play-along CD with a tune of your choice to improvise on (optional for jazz orchestra). We will also sight-read.
Drummers: Be ready to play various styles - i.e. swing, bossa, samba, afro, salsa, jazz waltz, etc.
Vocalists: Please prepare two contrasting tunes to sing on play-along CD if possible (you may also use an accompanist.)