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Auditions: Graduate/Certificate - Jazz Trombone

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.

Pre-Screening Requirements

  • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Prepared etude: "Friends" from the Jazz Conception book by Jim Snidero (Friends-Snidero-Trombone.pdf​)
  • Prepared improvisation: "Star Eyes" from Aebersold volume 34 - play the head and improvise two choruses

​Live Audition Requirements

  • Prepared etude: Jazz Etude 65  from Exercises for the Jazz Instrumentalist by J.J. Johnson, Hal Leonard (2002)
  • Prepared improvisation: "Just Friends" Aebersold volume 34 "Jam Session" (Play head, improvise, etc)
  • Sightreading portions of big band charts, jazz etudes, transcriptions, etc.
  • Sightreading and improvisation on a jazz standard from an Aebersold CD (play head, improvise, etc)