Jazz Ensemble

Noah Baerman - Director, 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 (or, in the case of drums, the form). Rhythm section players should also demonstrate instrument-appropriate accompaniment skills on the same tune (comping for guitar and piano, walking lines for bass, ability to use sticks and brushes for drums, etc.). Jazz-relevant sight-reading (melody and/or chords and improvisation) will also be expected. Please email Prof. Baerman if you have any questions about the audition, including but not limited to the appropriateness of your prepared piece.

You must sign-up for an audition time.

Monday, September 2, 2024
4:30p - 7:30p
Adzenyah Rehearsal Hall 001

Request an audition here when drop/add opens.


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