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Jazz Studies Program

Auditions

Program/Scholarship Auditions

All Auditions will be held In-Person, Feb 4th and Feb 11th, in Mason Hall Room 107. 

 Jazz Scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate an aptitude and desire to participate in the Jazz Studies Program. Students receiving a Jazz Scholarship are required to participate in JSU Jazz Ensembles and JSU Jazz Combos as needed. 

Anyone who is interested in auditioning for Scholarships to the JSU Jazz Studies program must complete an application through the JSU Website Scholarship Page, http://www.jsu.edu/finaid/scholarships/, and contact me directly at [email protected].

For all music scholarship information, go to: http://www.jsu.edu/music/scholarships/index.htmlยท 

Be prepared to play:

            1) All Major and Minor Scales

 

            2) Sight-Read a selection picked by Jazz Faculty

 

            3) Play the Melody and Improvise (at least one chorus) any two of the following Jazz Standards, using Aeborsold or the Ireal Pro app, in contrasting styles:

 

                        Blues:

                        Now's The Time

                        Blue Monk

                        Billies Bounce

                        Straight No Chaser

 

                        Rhythm Changes:

                        Oleo

                        Anthropology

                        Fintstones

 

                        Standards:

                        There Will Never Be Another You

                        Green Dolphin Street

                        There Is No Greater Love

                        All of Me

                        Autumn Leaves

                        Just Friends

                        Yardbird Suite

                        My One and Only Love

                        Maiden Voyage

                        Impressions

Ensemble Placement Auditions

Ensemble Placement Auditions are different than Scholarship auditions, and happen the Monday before classes begin. Materials will be posted on Aug 1st!