School of Jazz

Wednesdays and Fridays 3:00-5:00 pm
Starting September 7
32 weeks of Coaching and Music Theory
Audition Required

A new 32-week course for driven High School Juniors and Seniors planning to study Jazz at the University Level. You will master performance skills along with music theory that will prepare you for your auditions and professional engagements.

Advanced Improvisational Techniques
Performance Skills
Melodic & Rhythmic Dictation
Composing & Arranging
Ear Training / Solfege
and more!

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August 24, 2022 - 3:00-5:00 pm
August 27, 2022 - 12:00-2:00 pm

Audition Material:

  • Scales
    • Major Scales - Be Prepared for any major scale
    • Natural or Harmonic Minor, or Dorian Scale - 1 key of your choice
  • Repertoire - Perform the melody and a 3 chorus solo over 1 of these Blues
    • Billie's Bounce (in F)
    • Sandu (in Eb)
    • C Jam Blue (in C)
  • “Optional” Repertoire - Perform the melody and a 1 chorus solo over 1 of these songs
    • Autumn Leaves (in Bb or G)
    • Take The A-Train (in C)
    • Blue Bossa (in C minor)
  • Drummers should be prepared to play 3 different styles of drumming to be chosen from
    • Swing
    • Shuffle Blues
    • Latin, Funk
    • 3/4 or 5/4 time
    • Rock
    • Other
  • Sight Reading of a Jazz Etude provided at the audition

If you are unable to attend either audition date, please indicate that on the audition form. Video auditions will be accepted.

Sightreading material will be sent out at 8:00 am on August 28, 2022. Video auditions are due no later than 6:00 pm on August 28, 2022. Auditions will be submitted as a reply to the email containing sightreading material.