Jazz Auditions

PHS JAZZ AUDITION INFO

Saxophone
Scales (30 Pts)
Alto/Bari: Blues & Dorian Mode G, A, & D/Tenor: Blues & Dorian Mode C, D, & G
Solo (50 Pts) Sections of the music will be sampled at the auditionSight reading (20 Pts) A short piece of music not previously seen by the player

Trumpet
Scales (30 Pts) Blues & Dorian Mode C, D, & G
Solo (50 Pts) Sections of the music will be sampled at the audition
Sight reading (20 Pts) A short piece of music not previously seen by the player

Trombone
Scales (30 Pts) Blues & Dorian Mode Bb, C, & F
Solo (50 Pts) Sections of the music will be sampled at the audition
Sight reading (20 Pts) A short piece of music not previously seen by the player

Piano & Vibes
Scales (30 Pts) Blues & Dorian Mode Bb, C, & F (2 hands in octaves)
Solo (50 Pts) Sections of the music will be sampled at the audition
Sight reading (20 Pts) A short piece of music not previously seen by the player

Guitar
Scales (30 Pts) Blues & Dorian Mode Bb, C, & F
Solo (50 Pts) Sections of the music will be sampled at the audition
Sight reading (20 Pts) A short piece of music not previously seen by the player

Bass
Scales (30 Pts) Blues & Dorian Mode Bb, C, & F
Solo (50 Pts) Sections of the music will be sampled at the audition
Sight reading (20 Pts) A short piece of music not previously seen by the player

Drumset
Improvised Solo (30 Pts) Use at least 2 of the following styles (Click HERE for Drumbeats):
Swing, Jazz Waltz, Shuffle, 8th Note Rock, 16th Note Rock (Funk), Latin (Samba)
Solo (50 Pts) Sections of the music will be sampled at the audition
Sight reading (20 Pts) A short piece of music not previously seen by the player
Drumset Audition Tips


PHS Jazz Ensemble Members Interested in Auditioning for
2017-2018 Region & All-State Jazz Ensembles click HERE for NJAJE Website
(Solo Etudes, Scales, Drumbeats and Application)

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