We encourage candidates for the Music major to send an online submission containing the specific requirements below. YouTube links are highly preferable whenever able. Live, on-campus auditions are possible, subject to departmental availability.
All Jazz applicants must submit:
For auditions we are interested in seeing the applicant’s level of accomplishment and musical knowledge. Using backing tracks or a rhythm section is strongly encouraged, but not required. Solo choruses are required to demonstrate current improvisational ability. Please submit one prepared piece from each of the following:
- Blues (Billie’s Bounce, Tenor Madness, etc.)
- Jazz Standard (Four, Groovin’ High, etc.)
- Great American Songbook Standard (All The Things You Are, Days Of Wine And Roses, etc.)
Also, applicants are asked to demonstrate knowledge of scales, inversions, chords, and voicings. Live auditions are possible with departmental availability. Backing tracks may be available but bringing your own is recommended. A rhythm section will not be provided. Please direct any questions about repertoire to Admission.