Jazz Auditions

Autumn Semester 2019


ALL jazz auditions will be held Thursday, Aug. 22.


Hughes Hall 1899 College Rd.


Requirements

  • All students participating in jazz ensembles or applied lessons — music majors and non-majors — must participate in the audition process.

  • All students must submit a Jazz Audition Form and schedule an audition time for your instrument(s) as noted below.


Instrumentalists

All brass, saxophone and rhythm players are expected to (i) prepare excerpts for their instrument/s, (ii) sight-read jazz charts and (iii) play short improvisations at audition.

1. Complete the digital Jazz Audition Form (required) at least one day prior to the scheduled date for your instrument.

2. Schedule your audition time via the appropriate SignUpGenius link below prior to audition week (required).

3. Download the excerpt(s) for your instrument(s) from the list below. Most excerpts begin at mid-page; disregard any blank space near the top.

PLEASE NOTE: Excerpts change for each audition cycle.

SAXOPHONE / WOODWIND (Shawn Wallace, Colin Wood)

Thursday, Aug. 22 from 12 p.m.–5 p.m. (HU 417)

BRASS (Byron Stripling, Jim Masters)
Thursday, Aug. 22 from 11:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. (HU 315A)

RHYTHM SECTION

GUITAR, BASS AND PIANO — Thursday, Aug. 22 from 9 a.m.–1 p.m. (HU 313A)

DRUMS (Jim Rupp, Michael Smith) — THURSDAY, AUG. 22 from 9 a.m.–1 p.m. (HU 014)

  • You will be asked to play grooves in a variety of styles, as well as sight read some rhythms and a chart. Excerpt: PDF icon Drums [pdf]

Vocalists

Opportunities for vocalists are available through the PDF icon Ohio Show Band.

Vocalists are expected to (i) demonstrate vocal range, (ii) sing an unaccompanied song of their choice and (iii) demonstrate ability to harmonize at audition.

JAZZ / CONTEMPORARY VOICE auditions (Shawn Wallace, Colin Wood)
Thursday, Aug. 22 from 12 p.m.–5 p.m. (HU 417)

  1. Complete the digital Jazz Audition Form (required) at least one day prior to the scheduled voice audition date.
  2. Schedule your audition time at Jazz/Contemporary Voice audition sign-up (required) prior to audition week.

After the Auditions

Band personnel lists will be posted on the bulletin board across from the Weigel first floor elevator.

  1. All students participating in jazz ensembles or lessons must attend a Jazz Studies area meeting to be held Sunday evening following auditions: AUGUST 25, 2019 from 6–8 p.m. in Hughes Auditorium.

  2. Rehearsals for all ensembles begin Monday, Aug. 26.


Questions?

For further information please contact Professor Shawn Wallace, director of Jazz Studies, at wallace.376@osu.edu, 614-292-2678, 407 Hughes Hall.

Jazz Ensembles

 


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