Jazz Ensemble 2021-2022 Audition Music 

WINDS - Audition will consist of:

     1) All 12 Major Scales Swung (Up to the 9)

     2) Prepared Solo - See Audition music drive below. (Will be a cut from those pages)

                 - Note that lead trumpet/trombone music is different than non-lead auditions. 

                 - All altos/tenors will try out on the respective 1st parts. 

     3) Sight-reading 

     4) OPTIONAL - Improvisation - Choose a chart from the real book - play the head and improv for one chorus.

RHYTHM - Audition will consist of:

      Piano/Bass/Guitar

     1) All 12 Major Scales Swung (Up to the 9)

     2) Prepared Solo - See Audition music drive below. (Will be a cut from those pages)

     3) Sight-reading

     4) OPTIONAL - Improvisation - Choose a chart from the real book - play the head and improv for one chorus.

     Drums

     1) Styles (Medium Swing, Upbeat Swing, Rock, Latin, Ballad)

     2) Prepared Solo - See Audition music drive below. (Will be a cut from those pages)

     3) Sight-reading

*For new jazz members, if you are unsure what "swing up to the 9" means or would like help with improv, reach out to a jazz veteran (Andrew Bianchi, Alex Halloran or Tyler Wrench would be good places to start) or Mr. Meade for a quick lesson on this!*