Auditions

   Audition Information

GU Jazz meets Tuesday and Thursday evening from 6:15-8:00pm

For questions contact professor Paul Bratcher at Paul.Bratcher@georgetown.edu

Audtion Dates and requirements listed below. 

Name of group/program/project: Georgetown Jazz Ensemble 

Date(s) and time(s) for audition:

Date: 8/29/2019  Time 6:00-9:00pm   Location: Studio A 

Date: 9/3/2019    Time 6:00-9:00pm   Location Studio A 

Date: 9/5/2019    Time 6:00-9:00pm   Location Studio A 

 

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Preparation

 

Alto Saxophone

Excerpt: “Our Delight”- Play from letter “A-B” and letter  “I” to the end.

Tune: “Joy Spring” – Play the melody and improvise for 1-2 choruses

IF YOU HAVE NEVER IMPROVISED BEFORE JUST LEARN THE MELODY

Sight Reading: All students will be given one short excerpt to sight read.

 

Tenor Saxophone

Excerpt: “Our Delight”- Play from letter “A-B” and letter “I” to the end.

Tune: “Joy Spring” – Play the melody and improvise for 1-2 choruses

IF YOU HAVE NEVER IMPROVISED BEFORE JUST LEARN THE MELODY

Sight Reading: All students will be given one short excerpt to sight read.

 

Baritone Saxophone

Excerpt: “Our Delight”- Play from the beginning and stop at “F”

Tune: “Joy Spring” – Play the melody and improvise for 1-2 choruses

IF YOU HAVE NEVER IMPROVISED BEFORE JUST LEARN THE MELODY

Sight Reading: All students will be given one short excerpt to sight read.

 

Trumpet I

Excerpt: “Our Delight”- Play from letter “B” and stop at “G”

Tune: “Joy Spring” – Play the melody and improvise for 1-2 choruses

IF YOU HAVE NEVER IMPROVISED BEFORE JUST LEARN THE MELODY

Sight Reading: All students will be given one short excerpt to sight read.

 

Trumpet II

Excerpt: “Our Delight”- Play from letter “B” and stop at “G”

Tune: “Joy Spring” – Play the melody and improvise for 1-2 choruses

IF YOU HAVE NEVER IMPROVISED BEFORE JUST LEARN THE MELODY

Sight Reading: All students will be given one short excerpt to sight read.

 

Trombone I

Excerpt: “Our Delight”- Play from letter “B” and stop at “E” and letter “F”

Tune: “Joy Spring” – Play the melody and improvise for 1-2 choruses

IF YOU HAVE NEVER IMPROVISED BEFORE JUST LEARN THE MELODY

Sight Reading: All students will be given one short excerpt to sight read.

 

Trombone II

Excerpt: “Our Delight”- Play from letter “B” and stop at “E” and letter “F”

Tune: “Joy Spring” – Play the melody and improvise for 1-2 choruses

IF YOU HAVE NEVER IMPROVISED BEFORE JUST LEARN THE MELODY

Sight Reading: All students will be given one short excerpt to sight read.

 

Guitar

Excerpt: “Our Delight”- Play from the beginning and stop at “D”

Tune: “Joy Spring” – Play the melody and improvise for 1-2 choruses

IF YOU HAVE NEVER IMPROVISED BEFORE JUST LEARN THE MELODY

Sight Reading: All students will be given one short excerpt to sight read.

 

Piano

Excerpt: “Our Delight”- Play from the beginning and stop at “D”

Tune: “Joy Spring” – Play the melody and improvise for 1-2 choruses

IF YOU HAVE NEVER IMPROVISED BEFORE JUST LEARN THE MELODY

Sight Reading: All students will be given one short excerpt to sight read.

 

Bass

Excerpt: “Our Delight”- Play from the beginning and stop at “D”

Tune: “Joy Spring” – Play the melody and improvise for 1-2 choruses

IF YOU HAVE NEVER IMPROVISED BEFORE JUST LEARN THE MELODY

Sight Reading: All students will be given one short excerpt to sight read.

 

Drums/Percussion

Excerpt: “Our Delight”- Play from the beginning and stop at “D”

 

Percussionist should be prepared to play grooves in a variety of styles including but not limited to, funk, rock, samba, and bossa nova. 

Sight Reading: All students will be given one short excerpt to sight read.

 

Vocalist

Please prepare two contrasting pieces.  One of them MUSTbe “In A Mellow Tone” by Duke Ellington. The second song can be any song you’d like, the choice doesn’t have to be a song in a jazz style.  You may bring in a pianist to accompany you, a CD with an instrumental track, or sing a cappella.  

 

For any questions or concerns please contact Professor Paul Bratcher at Paul.Bratcher@georgetown.edu