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Jazz Ensemble Placement Auditions will be held on Tuesday, August 28, beginning at 10:00am.

All auditioning students must submit their Large Ensemble Placement Audition Information Form electronically, well in advance of their audition dates. This will enable us to gather the data we need sooner and more accurately, and provide it to the placement audition panelists and Ensemble Office staff in a more efficient manner. Once you have decided on your solo piece, please click on the link below, fill out the form, and submit it. You should do this only once, as you will not be able to go back and edit your information once the form has been submitted. If you are a foreign student who does not yet have a U.S. cell phone number, please leave that question unanswered — you can give us your new number later. If you have any questions or you need to correct any information already submitted, please email Ryan Tani in the Ensemble Office.

Go to the Large Ensemble Placement Audition Information Form.

  • Auditions are 10 minutes long.
  • Students should prepare 2 contrasting pieces, varying in tempo and feel.  1 piece must be a composition in the jazz idiom or a solo transcription.  Students may, if they wish, prepare an etude as one of their prepared pieces. The second piece does not need to be a jazz composition, though it is highly encouraged.
  • Students will be required to sight-read, and are also encouraged to do an improvisation.

If you have any questions regarding the audition process, please contact Ryan Tani in the Ensemble Office.