Jazz Studies: Modern Band Auditions

Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Jazz Studies Program Auditions

Modern Band

Thu. Sept. 26

1:30 to 2:20 pm

Room - 35 (on the lowest floor of the Music Building)

The Modern Band ((Studio Jazz Ensemble - MUSEN 346/546 B) is a jazz-rooted ensemble with a primary focus on repertoire that encompasses innovative trends in jazz of the last decade. Ensemble members will also be exposed to a wide range of musical influences that have pushed the boundaries of jazz as an art form forward into its current state. Students are encouraged to write original material for the ensemble while searching for the musical innovations of the artists of their generation to apply to the sound of the group and its repertoire.

Audition process - Students are encouraged to bring repertoire of their choosing to perform solo or with any combination of instrumentalists that are available at the time. Students should audition with what they are most comfortable with, however improvisation in a modern style of your choosing and/or free improvisation are recommended. Students may further be asked to perform an improvisation with any combination of musicians that will be auditioning. **Examples of possible audition repertoire to choose from include a jazz standard, a Monk or an Ornette original, a selection from Schoenberg's "Book of Hanging Gardens" or an Ives "Song", a Beatles classic to a Radiohead tune, to any piece from one of today's musical artists of personal inspiration. Student originals are encouraged.

Small Jazz Ensembles (Jazz Combo) Auditions

Thursday, Sept. 26

2:30 to 3:20 pm

Room 35 (on the lowest floor of the Music Building)

The Small Jazz Ensembles (Jazz Workshop - MUSEN - 345) provide a great opportunity for musicians to regularly rehearse, and perform jazz standards, originals, and covers with their fellow students.

E-mail Professor Cuong Vu - cuongvu@uw.edu to sign-up for an audition. Include Small Jazz Ensembles in the Subject field. Indicate your full name

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