Prepare two contrasting movements from the standard solo repertoire, scales and sight-reading.
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Prepare Bordogni/Rochut etude #1
Prepare "Now's the Time" from Charlie Parker, Aebersold-volume 6 - Play the head twice and improvise for at least four choruses.
Live Audition Requirements
Prepare one short Bordogni/Rochut etude of your choosing (this will be a lyrical selection)
Prepare one short etude such as Arban, Mantia, Kopprasch, etc. (to serve as a technical selection)
Prepare "Billie's Bounce" from the Charlie Parker Aebersold CD (play the head, improvise for several choruses, etc)
Be prepared to sightread portions of several big band charts
Be prepared to sightread and improvise on a jazz standard from an Aebersold CD