FALL 2020 OU JAZZ ENSEMBLES AUDITIONS
Submission deadline: Thursday August 27, 5pm
Three easy steps!! Non-music majors (and of course music majors) are highly encouraged to audition!!
Our online activities with OU Jazz Ensembles this semester will be dictated in part to who auditions. We look forward to hearing everyone, and have fulfilling options to pursue once we know who is interested in participating. These include, but are not limited to: collaborative performance video creation; listening parties that include aural skills exercises; one-on-one online lessons with faculty; sectionals; online meetings with jazz artists/educators; improvisation sessions, and more!
Prepare the 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: Drumset auditions will occur at a special time TBA. Do not prepare the excerpts - rather, your audition materials will be determined by Professor Roger Braun. **
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 not begin activities until the 2nd week of the semester.
Questions? Contact Matt James, email@example.com Sean Parsons firstname.lastname@example.org or John Horne email@example.com