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Jazz Voice

​Jazz Voice requires a pre-screen. Repertoire will be updated shortly. 

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.

Candidates should submit the following:

- A Ballad 

- An up-tempo swing or even eighth selection 

- A Bebop head with scat and/or vocalese 

- A Bossa Nova or contemporary style performance

- Applicant must also, while singing, be able to play the chord changes with a swing feel on the piano to one of the following selections: Take The A Train, By Bye Blackbird, The More I See You, or I Thought About You. 

- All graduate applicants will be required to submit a jazz repertoire list of known material and present one’s personally compiled book used for group performances. 

 - Applicant must sing and demonstrate technical proficiency of registration and range by singing a major and chromatic scale, 2 octaves (key of choice). 

-  Applicant must sight read 16 bars of a standard, chosen by adjudicator. 

All selections, with the exception of the final requirement above, should be standard compositions commonly associated with jazz performance. 

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?​​