Auditions

   Audition Information

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

For questions contact professor Paul Bratcher at paulhbratcher@gmail.com

Audtion Dates and requirements listed below. 

Audition dates/times: 
Thursday, August 30, 2018  from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. 
Tuesday, September 4, 2018 from  6 p.m.-10 p.m.  

Location:
New North Building, Studio A

Callbacks: 
Rhythm Section Call Backs with Full Band   

Thursday September 6, 2018 from 6:15 p.m.- 8 p.m.         
Location:
New North Building, Studio A

Sign up for your audition time here!

 

 NO PREVIOUS JAZZ EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY FOR JAZZ ENSEMBLE.

Audition Location: Lower Level of the New North Building Studio A between Dahlgren Chapel and the Davis Performing Arts Center. Across the hall and downstairs from Old North.

Preparation

 

ALTO SAXOPHONE

  • Excerpt: “Don’t Git Sassy” – Play from letter “M” 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: “Don’t Git Sassy” – Play from letter “M” 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: “Don’t Git Sassy” – 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: “Don’t Git Sassy”- Play from letter “B” 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 II

  • Excerpt: “Don’t Git Sassy”- Play from letter “B” 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
  • ight Reading: All students will be given one short excerpt to sight read.

TROMBONE I

  • Excerpt: “Don’t Git Sassy”- Play from letter “B” 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.

TROMBONE II

  • Excerpt: “Don’t Git Sassy”- Play from letter “B” 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.

GUITAR

  • Excerpt: “Don’t Git Sassy”- 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.

PIANO

  • Excerpt: “Don’t Git Sassy”- 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.

BASS

  • Excerpt: “Don’t Git Sassy”- Play from the beginning 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.

DRUMS/PERCUSSION

  • Excerpt: “Don’t Git Sassy”- Play from the beginning and stop at “F”
  • ercussionist 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 MUST be “Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me” 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 paulhbratcher@gmail.com.