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Auditions: Graduate/Certificate - Jazz Trumpet

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

Applicant should pick one tune from each category. Recordings can be with a live rhythm section, or prerecorded rhythm backing track. If recorded with a live rhythm section, please make sure that the applicant is the only soloist featured.

Live Audition Requirements

Applicant should be prepared to play all tunes from all categories. 

Bebop Tunes
(chose one from the following list)
Confirmation, Donna Lee, Stablemates, Half Nelson, Joy Spring
(chose one from the following list)
Body And Soul, Infant Eyes, Embraceable You

Standard Tune
(chose one from the following list)
Star Eyes, Alone Together, Joy Spring, It Could Happen To You, Recordame, Triste​

Lead trumpet (optional)
If you are interested in a focus of lead trumpet playing, please include:

Three contrasting excerpts from the big band repertoire

Ascending chromatic scale to your highest comfortable top of your range, with a fermata on that note