Jazz ensemble performing

Jazz Ensemble (Music 37), directed by Barb Catlin. This select ensemble consists of students from all The Claremont Colleges and plays music in a variety of styles, both on and off campus. They meet in Bryant Hall, Thatcher Music Building (4th Street & College) on Tuesday & Thursday 4:15-5:45pm .5 credits

Fall 2015 Auditions:

Tuesday, Sept. 1st & Thursday, Sept 3rd (3-7pm)

Sign up outside the Music Department office room 104 and/or simply show up on one of those days for a first-come, first serve basis.

Auditions will consist of the following:

1) Scales: chromatic scale and a few major scales of your choice

2) Solo selection. This can be any number of things:

a) A jazz etude or an excerpt from jazz band music.

b) A classical etude or an excerpt from concert band or orchestra music.

c) A tune, such as a blues, transcription, or jazz standard (“Autumn Leaves” etc.)

3) Sightreading.

4) Improvisation. Please demonstrate any improvisation skills if possible.

Vocalists: Please select 2 songs of varying styles to sing. Bring music if possible.

Drummers: Play the following styles: swing, rock/hiphop, bossa nova, samba, Cuban if any, jazz waltz, ballad

Questions or info:

Barb.catlin@pomona.edu 602.432.2678

Hear past performances of the Jazz Ensemble:

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