Ensemble Audition Information: Jazz

2018 - 2019 Jazz Ensemble Auditions:

While we will attempt to accommodate your ensemble preferences, the Ensemble Committee reserves the right to place Faculty of Music students in ALL of their credit ensembles.

  • Audition date and time is to be announced.
  • All auditions will take place in the Jazz Ensemble Room - T2-272 (new building)
  • Students will all arrive at the same time and will be grouped into ensembles to audition together
  • All students must play the melody
  • All students are required to improvise at least one chorus
  • Vocalists must provide charts of their music in the appropriate key
  • Drummers must bring their own sticks, brushes and cymbals
  • All rhythm section players must display “comping” ability behind a soloist
  • All students will be required to sight-read a short passage of music
  • A list of pieces to be performed at the audition will be posted shortly.  

For more information, please contact Derrick Gardner at Derrick.Gardner@umanitoba.ca or 204-272-1673.