As we begin our celebration of 50 years of jazz excellency in Columbus, join Byron Stripling, Bobby Floyd, and a host of Jazz Arts Group All-Star musicians. We will bring together past and current Columbus Youth Jazz musicians alongside your Columbus favorites for an evening of jazz you won't forget!
We look forward to hearing you play and want you to have a successful audition and experience. As you play through your audition, we will be listening/watching for the following:
- Your sound and tone/touch
- Your ability to read music
- Ability to demonstrate a jazz or swing feel
- Knowledge of basic scales
- Basic knowledge of counting and playing rhythms (16th notes, triplets. etc.)
Your private music instructor and/or band director can be helpful to you as you prepare for this audition.
Audition Date & Time:
August 27th, 2022 10:00am – 2:00pm
August 28th, 2022 12:00pm – 3:00pm
1.) Students will be asked to play the ascending and descending concert B-Flat major scale. (Brass: two octaves if possible).
2.) Choose ONE selection from the following etudes. Students will be asked to perform the song two times through (take the repeat): First time: play the written melody, Second time: perform an improvised solo. When in doubt about improvising on the song, simply restate the melody, utilizing new rhythms and variations!
Level 1 – for beginning/intermediate instrumentalists
(based on the 12-bar blues in the key of concert F)
Level 2 – for intermediate/advanced instrumentalists
(based on the standard jazz song “Stompin’ at the Savoy”)
3.) You will be asked to perform a sight reading excerpt, to be chosen by the panel based on age/skill level.