Registration for our 2019-2020 Columbus Youth Jazz large bands is now closed.
7-12 grade students are invited to register for the Youth Jazz Lab program for Fall 2019.
Please click here for more information.
Auditions for the 2019-20 Columbus Youth Jazz season will take place May 4th and 11th.
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 private music instructor and/or band director can be helpful to you as you prepare for this audition.
1.) Students will be asked to play the ascending and descending B-Flat major scale. (Brass: two octaves if possible).
2.) Choose ONE selection from the following etudes, OR one of the standard jazz songs listed below. Students should be able to play the melody (memorization is preferred), and are encouraged to take an improvised solo. When in doubt, simply restate the melody, utilizing new rhythms and variations!
3.) You will be asked to perform a sight reading excerpt, to be chosen by the panel based on age/skill level.