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Jazz Combos

Jazz Combo participation, the core of the Jazz Studies curriculum, provides an opportunity for students to develop improvisational skills in a variety of styles including bebop, fusion and avant-garde, while offering a creative outlet for composers and arrangers. 

COURSE CREDIT

Course Credit: 

Undergraduates: MUP 479 Topic: Jazz Combo
Graduates: MUP 579 Topic: Jazz Combo
1 credit

REHEARSALS

Rehearsals: 

Mondays and Wednesdays 3:05 - 4:45 p.m.
Music W114

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Audition Information

Audition Information: 

All students (including non–music majors) are welcome to audition for jazz ensembles and combos. However, only those who pass an ensemble placement audition are allowed to add the ensemble to their class schedule.

Auditions for all jazz ensembles and combos will be held during the first week of classes. The jazz faculty will audition bassists, pianists, guitarists and drummers individually and in groups. Once you have been placed in an ensemble, we will get you an override to add the class or ensemble.

Audition Dates
Rhythm Section: Thursday, August 17, 2017 (5 - 7 p.m.)
Woodwinds and Brass: Friday, August 18 (10 a.m. - 5 p.m.) and  Monday, August 21, 2017 (12 - 5 p.m.)
All auditions are held in Music W114.

Schedule an Audition: Sign up for an audition time (10 minutes) on the schedules posted outside Music W114.

Audition Requirements: 
  • sight reading
  • scales
  • prepared jazz excerpt (optional)
  • improvisation (optional)