Audition Information

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

For questions contact professor Aaron Broadus

Audtion Dates and requirements listed below. 

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

Date: 8/31/17Time (begin/end)    6-9:00pm     Location:   Studio A

Date: 9/5/17    Time (begin/end)    6-9:00pm     Location:   Studio A

Date: 9/7/17    Rhythm Section Call Backs with Full Band. Time (begin/end) 6:15-8pm Location:  Studio A


First Full Rehearsal Tuesday 9/7/17, 6:15pm Location   Studio A    


Sign up for your audition time here! 


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.


Winds and Brass:

Scales (all groups): All instruments should be prepared to play their Major scales up to 4 sharps and 4 flats.

Prepared Piece: Preferred but not required. Does not need to be in a jazz style

Please bring two short pieces in contrasting style. Something played in your high school band is fine
including any solos or ensemble parts. Sheet music is not required. The prepared piece does not need to be in a Jazz style.

Sight Reading (all groups): All students will be given a minimum of two short sections to sight read.


Rhythm Section (Piano, Bass, Guitar):

Those auditioning for the rhythm section are subject to the same audition requirements as wind and brass instruments. In addition I will ask you to play the chord progressions to a Major Jazz Blues Key of Bb, Eb or F.

After the first round of auditions students who make call backs will return to play with the full
ensemble at the first scheduled rehearsal Thursday September 7, 20176:15-8:00pm.



Your audition will be held on Thursday September 7, 2017 from 6:15-8:00pm with the full ensemble.
You should be prepared to play multiple styles including Swing, Latin, Rock and Funk.


Vocalist Audition Info:

Vocalists should prepare two songs of their choosing. You may bring in a pianist to accompany you or a
CD with an instrumental track, or you may sing a cappella. Songs do not have to be in a Jazz style. I
would like to hear what you feel comfortable singing.


Contact Info: For any additional questions or Information please contact professor Broadus at