Jazz Ensemble (Music 37), directed by Barb Catlin. This select ensemble consists of students from The Claremont Colleges and plays music in a variety of styles. They meet in Bryant Hall, Thatcher Music Building (4th Street & College Ave.) on Tuesday & Thursday 4:15 p.m.–5:45 p.m. Half credit. .5 credits.
Spring 2023 Auditions
Tuesday, January 14
4:15 to 6:30 p.m.
Bryant Hall, Thatcher Music Building
Sign up via this link to schedule your 15-minute Jazz Ensemble Audition!
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:
o A jazz etude or an excerpt from jazz band music
o A classical etude or an excerpt from concert band or orchestra music
o A tune, such as blues, transcription, or jazz standard (i.e. “Autumn Leaves”)
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/hip-hop, bossa nova, samba, Cuban if any, jazz waltz, ballad
Questions or Info:
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