Jazz Ensembles Auditions

*All jazz majors and students in BMus/BEd admitted on jazz instruments must complete both auditions with an asterisk.

Jazz Orchestra/Chamber Jazz Auditions*

These auditions are for participation in:

  • JAZZ ORCHESTRAS - 
    MUEN 595 001 - 
    McGill Jazz Orchestra 1
    MUEN 595 Jazz Ensembles 2 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

     
    MUEN 595 002 - McGill Jazz Orchestra 2
    MUEN 595 Jazz Ensembles 2 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer


    MUEN 595 003  Chamber Jazz Ensemble 2
    MUEN 595 Jazz Ensembles 2 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer


    MUEN 595 004 Chamber Jazz Ensemble 3
    MUEN 595 Jazz Ensembles 2 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • CHAMBER JAZZ 
    MUEN 592 Chamber Jazz Ensemble 2 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

Audition Instructions: All jazz majors must audition.

Sign up for the audition on the appropriate sheet across from Clara Lichtenstein Hall (C209), posted one week prior to the auditions. 

Audition Material: Sight Reading only.

Audition Schedule 2020

  • All horn players (saxophone, trumpet, trombones): TBD
  • All pianists: TBD
  • All guitarists: TBD
  • All bass players: TBD
  • All drummers: TBD
  • Vocalists (optional): TBD

Auditions are 10 minutes in length.

 

Vocal Jazz Auditions

These auditions are for participation in:

  • Jazz Vocal Workshop -

    MUEN 563 Jazz Vocal Workshop 2 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

Audition dates and locations:

  • Jazz Choir Day 1: Wednesday, September 4, 2019 (4:00-6:00pm) in C-423
  • Jazz Choir Day 2: Thursday, September 5, 2019 (12:00-2:00pm) in C-423
  • Jazz Choir Day 3: Friday, September 6, 2019 (12:00-3:00pm) in C-423

Jazz Choir audition schedule subject to change; please check back regularly. Last update: August 8, 2019

Sign up for the audition on the appropriate sheet across from Clara Lichtenstein Hall (C209), posted one week prior to the auditions.

Audition Materials:

  • Download the PDF icon Jazz Choir Audition Form, fill it out and bring it with you to the audition:
  • You will be asked to sing a song of your choice, preferably a jazz standard, however a selection from outside of the jazz genre may be chosen as long as it exhibits an interesting melody that highlights your range and rhythmic capabilities.
  • You may also be asked to sight read one or two short, simple melodies in varying ranges of your voice.

 

*Previous jazz vocal interpretation/improvising as well as jazz choir (or other) experience is an asset but not a requirement for this ensemble.  An audition form will be provided to you prior to your audition.

 

Jazz Combo Auditions*

These auditions are for participation in:

  • JAZZ COMBOS –
    MUEN 570 Jazz Combo 1 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

Audition Instructions: These auditions are in an informal, open jam session format.

Audition Time/Date:
Undergraduate Audition

  • Date: Tuesday, September 3, 2019
  • Time: 7:00-9pm
  • Location: C-304

Graduate Audition (updated August 26)

  • Date: Wednesday, September 4, 2019
  • Time: 5-7pm
  • Location: C-304


Audition Material:

  • All the Things You Are
  • Major and Minor Blues
  • Blue Bossa
  • Green Dolphin Street
  • Autumn Leaves
  • Rhythm Changes

 

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