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Jazz Ensemble Auditions


All information below pertains to the 2013 Jazz Ensemble Auditions. Please check back soon for 2014 Jazz Ensemble Audition information.


1970's Performance

Instrumental Jazz Audition Music:

ALL: Be prepared to play any passage of the audition music for your instrument.

PIANO & GUITAR: Be prepared to play the melody as written, followed by comping on chord changes in time.

BASS: Be prepared to play a walking bass line on the portions of the audition music that are notated as chords.


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