Jazz Studies

Ensembles

The Jazz Studies department offers four large jazz ensembles--including the Latin Jazz Ensemble, two vocal jazz ensembles, 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. Students in the Jazz Studies Department also 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.

Audition music for Fall 2016 will be posted here and available for download August 12.

Audition times for 2016-17 Jazz Ensembles are as follows:

Sunday, August 21: Jazz Ensemble drums/bass/piano auditions, beginning at 10 am, MC 066
             NOTE: times will be assigned and sent by email

Monday, August 22: saxophone auditions, beginning at 12:30 pm, MA153
           NOTE: times will be assigned and sent by email.
          Email Tom Walsh (tpwalsh "at" indiana.edu) if you would like an audition time.

Monday, August 22: Latin Jazz Ensemble rhythm section auditions(bass/piano/guitar), beginning at 12:30-2:15 pm in MC066
            NOTE: email Helena Walsh (jazz "at" indiana.edu) for an audition time.

Tuesday, August 23: trumpet auditions, 12:30-2:20 pm and 3:50-5:30 pm, MA153
            NOTE: email Helena Walsh (jazz "at" indiana.edu) for an audition time.
          Indicate any scheduling issues if needed.

Tuesday, August 23: Jazz Ensemble guitar auditions, beginning at 12:30 pm, Room to be communicated by email.
             NOTE: audition times will be sent by email.
          Indicate any scheduling issues if needed.

Wednesday, August 24: trombone auditions, beginning at 12:30, MA153
            NOTE: email Helena Walsh (jazz "at" indiana.edu) for an audition time.
          Indicate any scheduling issues if needed.

Vocal Jazz Ensemble audition information will be posted here.

2016 AUDITION MUSIC LINKS

Trumpet 1
Section Trumpet

Saxophones (all)
Trombones (all)
Piano
Guitar
Bass
LJE Bass
LJE Piano

Jazz Ensembles