Jazz Ensemble

Small-group performance.  Skills include improvisation, accompaniment, pacing, interaction, repertoire, and arrangements.

Audition Information

Audition requirements: Be prepared to play a medium or up-tempo bebop tune or standard. Interpret melody and demonstrate ability to improvise over the chord changes. Rhythm section players should also demonstrate instrument-appropriate accompaniment skills on the same tune (comping for guitar and piano, walking lines for bass, etc.). Jazz-relevant sight-reading will also be expected.

Students who are unsure about their access to instruments during quarantine are encouraged to email Prof. Baerman in advance to work out alternate means of demonstrating their facility.

ZOOM Auditions:
Thursday, February 11, 2021
5:00-8:00 p.m.

You must SIGN UP for an audition time.

Sign up sheet can be found here.

Students will be emailed a ZOOM meeting link once they sign up for a time.


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