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Auditions: Graduate/Certificate - Jazz Bass

​Pre-screen Requirements

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

 Applicants have a choice between two audition formats: in person auditions or recorded submissions. Though recorded auditions are accepted, we strongly encourage applicants to audition on campus to benefit from the in-person experience of meeting our faculty and seeing our facilities.​


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)