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Jazz Voice

​​Pre-screen Requirements

​​Pre-screens are due by January 3 (extended deadline) and must be uploaded to the "Edit Portfolio" section of your application portal after application submission. 

  • ​​​Choose one of the following ballads: Prelude to a Kiss, Autumn Nocturne, Ruby my Dear, or Reflections

  • One medium or up-tempo swing tune (demonstrating a minimum of one chorus of scatting)

  • Blues for Alice (demonstrating melody and 2 choruses of scatting)

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.

  • One ballad
  • One up-tempo swing tune (demonstrating a minimum of one chorus of scatting)
  • One bossa nova or contemporary tune
  • Choose one of the following tunes to play on the piano AND sing: All of Me, Bye Bye Blackbird, East of the Sun
  • Sight-reading (will be provided at audition)​​
* We encourage auditionees, if invited to the second round of auditions, to choose different material from those in their pre-screen recordings.

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?​​