Pre-screen and live audition requirements:
two contrasting orchestral excerpts
- one movement from a Bach cello suite
- one movement from a standard bass concerto
All bass applicants (regardless of intended major) 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.
Play unaccompanied blues and rhythm changes:
Live Audition Requirements
Undergraduate jazz bass students will be expected to play the melody, walk, and improvise on two of the four songs, listed below, from memory, unaccompanied. It will be at the discretion of the faculty to determine which two selections are chosen. Please be prepared to play any of the four.
- An excerpt from a big band chart, a small group chart, or bass transcription.
- Choose any Simandl etude