All jazz applicants are required to submit a pre-audition screening video through our upload page by December 1. Pre-screenings must be in video format. All videos received after December 1 will only be considered based on the availability of audition times. Upon passing the pre-screening, you will receive notification by no later than December 20 inviting you to schedule your live audition.
Prepare the jazz standard “Hot House” by Tadd Dameron (with an audible metronome set at quarter note=160) using the following arrangement:
- 1 chorus each of melody and chordal accompaniment
- 2 choruses of improvised soloing
- Introduction and coda are optional
- The form and changes in the underlying harmony should be apparent in the unaccompanied improvised choruses (as well as in the chordal “accompaniment”)
Live Audition Requirements
Improvise on these selections in a manner that acknowledges the underlying changes in harmonic context.
The melody and chords for “One Finger Snap” by Herbie Hancock and “Little Niles” by Randy Weston
A third selection from the standard jazz repertoire may also be chosen by the faculty as an improvisational vehicle
An additional selection will be sight-read