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Jazz Studies Program


Program/Scholarship Auditions

Dates: Friday, January 31st and Friday, February 7th

The Jazz Scholarship is 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.

Students should be prepared to play a jazz standard, a transcription, or a selection from your high school jazz band ensemble. We will provide a sight-reading piece. Improvisation is optional but highly encouraged. The auditioning students should plan on joining JSU Jazz Ensemble I during rehearsal from 3:00-4:00pm on Friday, January 31st or Friday, February 7th.

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

Ensemble Placement Auditions

For Fall 2020 Ensemble Auditions, you will be required to make a video of yourself (using your phone is fine) playing the following excerpt at Half-note = 65. Videos should be submitted to Dr. Nevala at [email protected] by Aug. 18th at 5pm.