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AUDITION REPERTOIRE REQUIREMENTS

 

Jazz Audition requirements for Junior Level (Transfer) brass, woodwind, guitar, bass and vibraphone players

 

  • Prepare and perform two pieces in contrasting tempos, keys, and styles from the Junior Level Repertoire List.
  • Accurately perform the themes of the pieces he or she selects, and improvise on those pieces.
  • Sight read various excerpts from jazz band repertoire.
  • Sight read and improvise over a set of chord changes.
  • Perform the following scales in all keys, one and a half or two octaves (as determined by instrument range), in eight notes with the quarter note tempo at 100-120.
    1. a)  Melodic Minor Mode (jazz form)
    2. b)  Harmonic Minor Mode
    3. c)  Lydian Mode
    4. d)  Lydian Dominant Mode (a.k.a. Lydian flat 7)


Jazz faculty will provide piano accompaniment.  Please have copies of your music, in lead sheet form, available for them in concert key.