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Northwest Missouri State University

2018-19 Audition Materials for Jazz Ensembles

Auditions for the Fall, 2018 Jazz Ensemble and Studio Jazz Ensemble will be held on Sunday, August 26 and Monday, August 27. A sign-up sheet will be posted outside FA 116 the week prior to auditions.

Auditions are open to ALL majors! Students do NOT need to be a music major to participate.

  1. Click on the pdf file for your instrument below; prepare all pages.
  2. Other required material for all instruments includes:
    1. Major scales (multiple octaves whenever possible/appropriate; NO ARPEGGIOS)
    2. Improvisation is optional. If you wish to be considered as a soloist, prepare some concert F Blues (
    3. Jazz drum-set auditions will take place either in FA 1 or FA 116. In addition to the audition music posted, please be prepared to play the following grooves: slow swing, bossa nova, jazz waltz, fast swing, and samba.

Jazz Ensemble Audition Material