JSU Jazz Auditions

Auditions - Program/Scholarship Auditions

Jazz Scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate an aptitude and desire to participate in the Jazz Studies Program. Students receiving a Jazz Scholarship are required to participate in JSU Jazz Ensembles and JSU Jazz Combos as needed.

Anyone who is interested in auditioning for Scholarships to the JSU Jazz Studies program must complete an application through the JSU Website Scholarship Page, http://www.jsu.edu/finaid/scholarships/, and contact me directly at anevala@jsu.edu.

For all music scholarship information, go to: http://www.jsu.edu/music/scholarships/index.html·

Be prepared to play:

  1. All Major and Minor Scales
  2. Sight-Read a selection picked by Jazz Faculty
  3. Play the Melody and Improvise (at least one chorus) any two of the following Jazz Standards, using Aeborsold or the Ireal Pro app, in contrasting styles:
    • Blues:
      • Now's The Time
      • Blue Monk
      • Billies Bounce
      • Straight No Chaser
    • Rhythm Changes:
      • Oleo
      • Anthropology
      • Fintstones
    • Standards:
      • There Will Never Be Another You
      • Green Dolphin Street
      • There Is No Greater Love
      • All of Me
      • Autumn Leaves
      • Just Friends
      • Yardbird Suite
      • My One and Only Love
      • Maiden Voyage
      • Impressions

Ensemble Placement Auditions

Ensemble Placement Auditions are different than Scholarship auditions, and happen the Monday before classes begin. Materials will be posted on August 1st!

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Dr. Nevala, Director of Jazz Studies