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Auditions: Graduate/Certificate - Jazz Bass

​​​Pre-Audition Screening Video Requirements - due December 1

Please prepare two of the four songs listed below. Play the melody one time in and once out, walk for three choruses and improvise for two. The ballad will be the exception to this. For the ballad, the head in, improvise to the bridge and then out.​

  • Moment's Notice - E-flat (tempo: 225)
  • Central Park West - B (tempo: 75)
  • Lady Bird - C (tempo: 180)
  • Anthropology 9 - B-flat (tempo: 210)
  • Whisper Not - C minor​ (tempo: 110) 

Audition Requirements

​​We encourage all applicants, if at all possible, to audition in-person.  

  • Live audition dates are scheduled during the weekends in February. Review list of audition dates by instrument here.
  • ​Recorded video auditions are available by request and must be submitted by February 1 to your Blue Demon Domain (for undergraduates) or your application portal (for graduates/post-masters), in the “edit portfolio" section. To enable the recorded audition submission, you may submit a request form​ for an exemption to upload a recorded audition. 

Prepare the melody, walk, and solo on the five compositions listed below, from memory, unaccompanied.

  • Moment's Notice - E-flat (tempo: 225)
  • Central Park West - B (tempo: 75)
  • Lady Bird - C (tempo: 180)
  • Anthropology 9 - B-flat (tempo: 210)
  • Whisper Not - C minor​ (tempo: 110)

Recorded Interview Questions (only applicable to those who select a recorded submission to audition)

Please upload a video that is no longer than 2-3 minutes and responds to the below questions:

  • ​What is your musical background?
  • Why are you applying to DePaul?​​​​​