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Graduate Auditions

Audition Requirements for Prospective Jazz Studies Graduate Students

  • Prepare the melody to one medium/medium-up swing jazz standard of your choice and improvise at least three choruses
  • Prepare at least one blues head and improvise on the changes
  • Prepare the melody to the jazz standard "All The Things You Are" and improvise at least one chorus
  • Prepare the melody to one standard jazz ballad and improvise at least one chorus
  • Prepare all major, harmonic minor, and diminished scales

In addition to the above, bass players should be prepared to walk an uptempo bass line and/or demonstrate a "two-feel" for the tunes above.

Jazz drummers and pianists audition with the same material required of undergraduates (above).

There is no classical audition requirement for graduate students.