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The Jazz Studies department offers two vocal jazz ensembles, three large jazz ensembles--including the Latin Jazz Ensemble--and several jazz combos. All of our ensembles (large and small) play music that encompasses virtually all styles and eras of jazz: classic repertory from the distant and near past, contemporary music, and music that embraces new, forward-looking styles. The performance and writing opportunities which are a part of our program are many and varied. In addition, students in the Jazz Studies Department participate in a variety of other Jacobs School ensembles.

Jazz Ensemble Auditions

Auditions for jazz ensembles are held at the beginning of the fall semester. Auditions for spring semester are held only as needed to fill open chairs.

Vocal Jazz Ensemble Audition information is found here >
 
Jazz Ensemble Auditions

Audition music for the jazz ensembles is available online here > 

Audition times for piano, bass, drums and guitar will be assigned and sent by email.

Saxophones, trumpets and trombones must sign up for auditions online here > (see instructions below).

Jazz Ensemble Audition Times

Piano/Bass/Drums: Sunday, August 24, MA454 (times will be assigned)
Saxophones: Monday, August 25, 12:30-4:30, MU218
Guitar: Tuesday, August 26, 12:30-2:30, MA 454
Trumpets: Tuesday, August 26, 12:30-4:30, MU218
Trombones: Wednesday, August 27, 12:30-4:30, MU218

Results will be sent and posted by Thursday morning, August 28.

Latin Jazz Ensemble Auditions--Rhythm Section and Percussion

Monday, August 25, in MA454
   12:30-3:30 pm Pno/Gtr/Bass/Drums 
     3:30 pm Percussion

  Rhythm Section players sign up for audition times online here >  
  Audition Music is found here >

Horns will be assigned to Latin Jazz Ensemble based on the Jazz Ensemble Auditions.

ONLINE SIGN-UP INSTRUCTIONS (via Canvas):
Click the link. Log in with your IU information. Click "Calendar". Make sure "Scheduler" is selected. Click on the name of the audition you wish to schedule (for ex. "Trumpet Auditions"). Click on a time box to see if it is available. Click "Reserve" to reserve that time.

OTHER ENSEMBLES
Soul Revue Auditions Thursday, August 28, 7 pm, Neal Marshall Black Culture Center Grand Hall
Soul Revue website: http://www.indiana.edu/~aaai/soulRevue.shtml

Singing Hoosiers Band Auditions Wednesday, August 20 - Friday, August 22.
More information and audition sign-up at singinghoosiers.org

 

Jazz Ensembles