AUDITIONS - UNL Jazz Ensembles/Combos

Fall 2015 Ensemble Audition Information

UNL JAZZ STUDIES

FALL 2015 Jazz Auditions

August 24-26, 2015


Monday, August 24, 2015

5:00-6:30 pm-Saxophones

7:00-8:30 pm-Trumpets


Tuesday, August 25, 2015

5:00-6:30 pm-Trombones

7:00-8:30 pm-Rhythm Section


Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Overflow ONLY

5:00-6:30 pm


ALL AUDITIONS ARE HELD IN WESTBROOK MUSIC BUILDING ROOM 114

SIGN UP SHEETS ARE POSTED OUTSIDE WMB 205 ON THE JAZZ STUDIES BOARD.

UNL JAZZ GROUPS ARE OPEN TO ALL STUDENT REGARDLESS OF DEGREE

AUDITION INFORMATION
Download the Jazz Audition Music and information packet

Horns:

FALL 2015 LARGE AUDITION ETUDE or COMBO ETUDE “Freight Trane”

Please note: Any student who auditions on the lead part will automatically be considered for
a section position and does not need to perform a separate section audition. Bass trombone
should use the appropriately marked etude.

- Two 12 bar choruses of blues improvisation in either F or B flat is required for all auditioning

students (except drums).

- Sight reading

Piano, Guitar, Vibes/Percussion*, Bass:

- FALL 2015 LARGE AUDITION ETUDE or COMBO ETUDE “Freight Trane”

- Comp two choruses of blues (Bb or F) and two choruses soloing

- *Vibes/Percussion players: The presence of vibes/percussion audition materials does not

guarantee the use of a vibes/percussion player in all UNL Jazz Ensembles or on all pieces

performed. A vibes/percussion player will be used in UNL Jazz Bands with the following

conditions: 1. Vibraphone and/or percussion parts are available in the set of charts performed by

the UNL Jazz Bands, and 2. A proficient player on vibraphone and percussion is determined

through the audition process.

Drumset:

- FALL 2015 AUDITION ETUDES at indicated metronome markings.

- Drummers should also perform the following styles 1. Medium-tempo swing (quarter note =

120), 2. Up-tempo swing (quarter note = 220), 3. Samba (half note = 100), 4. Afro-Cuban 12/8

(dotted quarter = 120), 5. Bossa Nova (quarter note = 130) 6. Funk (quarter note = 90)

- Please note: Each style should be performed trading four bars of time, followed by four bars of

solo. Each style demonstration should be 32 bars total with the exception of the Up-tempo swing

which should be 64 bars using 8 bars of time followed by 8 bars of solo.

PLEASE NOTE: Students who ONLY wish to audition for jazz combos should download the

combo etude, “FREIGHT TRANE”. Students who wish to audition for large ensembles or wish to

participate in BOTH large ensembles and combos should audition ONLY on the Large Ensemble

Jazz Audition Music.