Jazz Auditions

Jazz Ensembles are open to all university students (instrumentalists and vocalists) regardless of major, based on a successful audition the first two days of classes each semester.

Students may audition for placement in the following ensembles.

Rehearsal times listed below.


Scales Typically Used in Auditions

  • Major
  • Pentatonic (Major and Minor)
  • Blues (Major and Minor)
  • Bebop (Major and Dominant)
  • Dorian
  • Phrygian
  • Lydian
  • Mixolydian
  • Aeolian (Natural Minor)
  • Locrian
  • Harmonic Minor
  • Melodic Minor
  • Jazz Minor (Real Minor, Ascending Melodic Minor)
  • Lydian Augmented
  • Lydian Dominant
  • Locrian #2
  • Diminished Whole-tone (Altered Scale, Super Locrian)
  • Chromatic
  • Whole Tone
  • Diminished (We are a half-step school)
  • Augmented (1, b3, 3, 5, #5, 7)