Audition Information

Jazz auditions will be held on Friday, August 18, in the Duerksen Fine Arts Center room C-104 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. You can sign up for a time slot using the link below.

Jazz Audition Sign Up
  • There will be a short sight-reading excerpt provided to you during the audition.
  • It is optional to improvise but encouraged. A backing track of a blues will be provided. If you wish to play something different, please provide your backing track.
If you have any questions, please contact James Pisano, Assistant Professor of Saxophone and Jazz Studies.
Email James Pisano With Questions

**Those students participating in Shocker Sound Machine band camp, must contact Lucas Hulett, Director of Athletic Bands, to coordinate a time to be excused from camp to perform your jazz audition.**

Email Lucas Hulett - Shocker Sound
Saxophone and brass excerpts:

* Lead Trumpet - Medium swing / high G# in 156 is optional.


Rhythm section excerpts:
  • Guitar and piano - play the melody then comp two choruses
  • Bass - play the melody then walk two choruses

Percussion materials:
  • Please contact Steve Hatfield, Instructor of Jazz Drumset.
Email Steve Hatfield