SPRING 2021 OU JAZZ ENSEMBLES AUDITIONS
Submission deadline: Wednesday January 20, 10am
Three easy steps!! If you played in an OU jazz ensemble fall semester, you should not re-audition. Non-music majors (and of course music majors) are highly encouraged to audition!!
Everyone except drummers should prepare this audition music:
Level 1 excerpt, required. Learn the melody AND improvise on the changes using the backing track.
Level 2 excerpt, recommended for higher placement. Learn the melody AND improvise on the changes using the backing track.
Do your best to learn BOTH excerpts if you are able.
Drummers: submit a demo of styles provided to you by Professor Roger Braun. There is a space at the end of the online form below to submit your audition video URL.
Fill out this form to submit your audition video URLs and information. Please do not email anyone any files. You must submit video rather than only audio. Try to capture a good audio balance that favors you, but also captures some audible backing track.
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)
If you're placed into an ensemble, enroll for the appropriate course and section. We will email you the results. Jazz ensembles will begin rehearsing right away during the 1st week of classes.
Questions? Contact Matt James, firstname.lastname@example.org Sean Parsons email@example.com or John Horne firstname.lastname@example.org