Jazz Ensemble auditions will take place on Friday, August 16, 2019.
Small and large jazz ensemble auditions will take place on Friday, August 16, 2019 in the James C. Olson Performing Arts Center (4949 Cherry St), Room 125. These auditions are open to all UMKC students, but are required for jazz majors.
Audition Requirements: Please print and complete THIS FORM prior to your audition and arrive outside of PAC Room 125 at least five minutes in advance of your scheduled audition time with your completed form in hand and your instrument assembled. Be prepared to play a jazz standard, scales and sight read. Non-improvisors may play an excerpt that demonstrates their musicianship (may be classical) in addition to scales and sight reading. Rhythm Section Players, be prepared to play the head, comp/walk bass lines over standard changes, improvise, and sight read. Drummers, be prepared to play feels relating to jazz and contemporary music, as well as sight read big band excerpts.