Jazz Regular Season Audition/Registration 2019-07-08T21:36:23+00:00

School Term Jazz Auditions
Auditions will take place August 18 and August 25, 2019. New this year – students will not select a specific group for which to audition, will be assigned to the group providing them the best learning opportunity with musicians of a similar skill level.

Registration is online using the link below.

Except in cases of financial hardship, there is a $20 audition fee and auditions will not be scheduled until the fee has been received.
Call 919-645-8434 to request a waiver based on financial need.

Jazz Auditions General Requirements

Scales: (be prepared to play scales from memory)
Excerpt: All students should prepare the first excerpt. More advanced students may also prepare excerpt two and/or three. Excerpts may be downloaded below. You will only be considered for TYJE if you play all three excerpts at a high level. You will be considered for TYJO if you play the first two excerpts and you are welcome to try the third excerpt. You will only be considered for TYJB if you play only the first excerpt.
Improvisation: Required for more advanced students. Play the provided blues piece and then improvise two choruses. There will be accompaniment either by pianist or recording.
Sight-reading: there will be a short sight-reading piece for all applicants.

1. Everyone plays one octave major scale of your choice. For more advanced players, be prepared to play any major scale in 2 or 3 octaves.

2. Excerpts (download by clicking the instruments)
Saxophones
Trumpet
Trombone
Piano
Bass
Guitar
Drums
Vocals – Choose two of these six songs for your range.
Every Day (I Have the Blues)
I Didn’t Know About You
I Got It Bad
I’m Just a Lucky So and So
If You Could See Me Now
Rocks in My Bed

3. Improvisation Pieces

C Treble Instruments
B-flat Instruments
E-flat instruments
Bass Clef Instruments

Dress Rehearsal/Concert Dates (mandatory)

Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble (TYJE), Gregg Gelb, Director
Duck Jazz Festival: October 13, 2019
Fall Dress Rehearsal: November 9, 2019
Fall Concert: November 10, 2019
Regional Essentially Ellington Festival: February 22, 2020
Spring Dress Rehearsal: April 15, 2020
Spring Concert: April 18, 2020

TYJE Tentative Dates
Heart of Carolina Concert, Sanford: November 9, 2019
First Night: December 31, 2019
Jazz at Lincoln Center: May 6 – 10, 2020

Triangle Youth Jazz Orchestra (TYJO), Lisa Burn, Director
Fall Dress Rehearsal: November 9, 2019
Fall Concert: November 10, 2019
Regional Essentially Ellington Festival: February 22, 2020
Spring Concert: April 26, 2020

Triangle Youth Jazz Band (TYJB), Kobie Watkins, Director
Fall Dress Rehearsal: November 9, 2019
Fall Concert: November 10, 2019
Spring Concert: April 26, 2020

Audition Fee

Audition fees may be paid by check or using Paypal at the time of registration. Please make the audition fee check out to Philharmonic Association or PA, Inc.

Audition fees should be mailed to:
Auditions Coordinator
Philharmonic Association, Inc.
P. O. Box 782
Cary, North Carolina 27512-0782

Registrations are open until the auditions for your instrument have taken place. The exact time and date of your audition will be mailed to you using the US Postal Service on or about August 8, 2019 or within three days of receipt of your audition fee, whichever is later.

Placement into one of the Philharmonic Association jazz ensembles (TYJE, TYJO or TYJB) is at the discretion of the adjudicators. Their decisions are final and are not open for review.

Read the Jazz Handbook before you register!

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