Big Band Auditions

Held every August. Watch bulletin board for date, requirements, and audition materials.

Jazz Combo Auditions

Held every August. Perform a prepared piece with improvisation such as Autumn Leaves or Blue Bossa or a 12-bar blues.


  1. “A” and “B” rootless formula voicings for ii-V-I and iiø-V-i in all keys.
  2. Left-hand guide tone voicings with right-hand improvisation on 12-bar blues.


  1. 12-bar blues with walking bass lines.


  1. Swing
  2. Broken Swing
  3. Brushes: Swing
  4. Bossa Nova
  5. Samba
  6. Afro-Cuban