2019 OU JAZZ ENSEMBLES AUDITIONS
AUGUST 26-29, 2019
Four easy steps!! Non-music majors (and music majors) are highly encouraged to audition!!
Fill out this form prior to your audition. You'll want to check your schedule to be sure you're able to attend rehearsals:
Jazz Ensemble I: meets Tuesday and Thursday from Noon-1:20PM, MUS 2550/5550 section 100
Jazz Ensemble II: meets Monday and Wednesday from 11:50-12:45, MUS 2550/5550 section 101
Jazz Combos: John Horne's combo meets Thursday evenings, 7-9pm. Sean Parsons' combo meets as arranged. MUS 2550/5550 section 104 (Horne), section 103 (Parsons)
Download and learn Level 1 excerpt, required. Learn the melody AND practice improvising on the changes.
Download and learn Level 2 excerpt (recommended for higher placement). Learn the melody AND practice improvising on the changes.
Do your best to learn BOTH excerpts if you are able. The audition will also include sight-reading.
**Drummers: Drumset auditions will occur at a special time, Wednesday August 29 between 10:30-Noon in the 6th floor percussion studio in Glidden Hall. Do not prepare the excerpts - rather, your auditions will include a demo of styles and sightreading as determined by Professor Roger Braun. **
Physically sign up for an audition time once signup sheets are posted. Auditions will occur from Monday August 26 to Thursday August 29. Sign up sheets will be posted the week before classes on the Jazz Ensembles bulletin board on the 4th floor of Glidden Hall across from room 476.
If you're placed into an ensemble, enroll for the appropriate course and section.
Questions? Contact Matt James, firstname.lastname@example.org