FALL 2020 OU JAZZ ENSEMBLES AUDITIONS
AUGUST 24-27, 2020
Four easy steps!! Non-music majors (and of course 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)
Prepare the audition music:
TBA Level 1 excerpt, required. Learn the melody AND practice improvising on the changes.
TBA 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 TBA 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. 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. Auditions will occur from Monday August 24 to Thursday August 27.
If you're placed into an ensemble, enroll for the appropriate course and section. We will email you and results will be posted
Questions? Contact Matt James, email@example.com