Ensemble Audition Information: Jazz

2018-2019 Jazz Ensemble Auditions:

  • All students:
    • are expected to arrive at the same time and will be grouped into ensembles to audition together
    • must play the audition melody 
    • are required to improvise at least one chorus
    • are required to sight-read a short passage of music
  • 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
  • Please note: While we 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 Schedule 2018

Date

 Time 

   Room 

Wednesday, September 5 - All years

 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

T2-272  
Jazz Ensemble Room  

 
Audition Material: For 3rd & 4th year, Post Bacc., and Master's students.

Please be prepared to perform either or both of the 2 pieces listed below:
1. Rhythm A Ning (Monk) – ¼ note = 200, Bb concert for instrumentalists &  vocalists
2. Like Someone In Love (Van Huesen) – ¼ note = 150, Ab concert for instrumentalists, F concert for female vocalists (suggested)


Audition Material: For 1st & 2nd year, and all transfer students

Please be prepared to perform either or both of the 2 pieces listed below:
1. Straight No Chaser - up tempo – ¼ note = 180,
Bb concert for instrumentalists & vocalists
2. Yesterdays (Kern) - med tempo – ¼ note = 160,  D- concert, for instrumentalists, F- concert for female vocalists (suggested)

For more information or if you need another time to audition, please contact Derrick Gardner at Derrick.Gardner@umanitoba.ca or 204-272-1673 and Jonathan Gordon at Jonathan.Gordon@umanitoba.ca or 204-272-1664.