School Term Jazz Auditions

School Term Jazz Auditions
School Term Jazz Auditions 2018-08-29T17:57:08+00:00

Audition Dates:
Auditions will take place August 19 and August 26, 2018. Venue will be in Raleigh. Results will be announced by Labor Day Monday.

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.

Musicians may choose to audition for up to two ensembles. The registration will prompt you to select “First Choice Ensemble” and “Second Choice Ensemble”. Only select a second choice if you are willing to participate in that ensemble – otherwise select “None”.

Musicians must agree to attend scheduled dress rehearsals and concerts before they audition

Audition Requirements for Reeds, Brass, Piano, Bass and Guitar

TYJE (most advanced group)

  • One major scale chosen by adjudicator from all 12 scales using the normal range. Play two octaves except when two octaves takes you out of normal range. Should be memorized
  • Skill Exercise: Click to download here (learn the entire exercise but you will only be asked to play some of the piece)
  • Excerpt: Click to download here (learn the entire exercise but you will only be asked to play some of the piece)
  • Improvisation Piece: Click to download here
  • Sight-reading

Extra points are given to saxes who play the Clarinet Doubles audition. Please email Susan Styll, Administrative Manager, at sstyll.pa@gmail.com to request a clarinet double audition as we will add two minutes to your sax audition.

TYJO

  • One major scale chosen by adjudicator from all 12 scales using the normal range. Play two octaves except when two octaves takes you out of normal range. Should be memorized
  • Skill Exercise: Click to download here (learn the entire exercise but you will only be asked to play some of the piece)
  • Excerpt: Click to download here(learn the entire exercise but you will only be asked to play some of the piece)
  • Improvisation Piece: Click to download here
  • Sight-reading

Extra points are given to saxes who play the Clarinet Doubles audition (use the TYJE material). Please email Susan Styll, Administrative Manager, at sstyll.pa@gmail.com to request a clarinet double audition as we will add two minutes to your sax audition.

TYJB (least advanced group)

  • One major scale chosen by adjudicator from the keys of C, F, Bb, Eb, Ab, G, D, A, E. They should be memorized and begin on the starting note on your instrument (do not transpose).
  • Skill Exercise:Click to download here (learn the entire exercise but you will only be asked to play some of the piece)
  • Excerpt:Click to download here (learn the entire exercise but you will only be asked to play some of the piece)
  • Sight-reading

Extra points are given to saxes who play the Clarinet Doubles audition (use the TYJE material). Please email Susan Styll, Administrative Manager, at sstyll.pa@gmail.com to request a clarinet double audition as we will add two minutes to your sax audition.

Audition Requirements for Drums

  • Swing time for 8 bars and Solo for 4 bars. (2-4 chorus or 24 to 48 bars)
  • Excerpt: To be prepared in a Swing time beat at various tempos from 60 – 100 bpm. (Play Swing time beat with right hand on the ride cymbal; quarter notes on 2 and 4 on the hi-hat; all 4 quarter note beats, feathered, on the bass drum; while playing accompaniment figures in the left hand on the snare. All limbs should have a different responsibility. Click to download here (learn the entire exercise but you will only be asked to play some of the piece)
  • Straight 8ths groove (similar to “ Maiden Voyage – no Rock grooves)
  • Sight-reading (excerpt and rudimental snare exercise)

Audition Requirements for Vocals

  • Swing Female Vocal Excerpt:Click to download here (learn the entire excerpt but you will only be asked to sing some of the piece)
  • Swing Male Vocal Excerpt:Click to download here (learn the entire excerpt but you will only be asked to sing some of the piece)
  • Ballad Female Vocal Excerpt: Click to download here (learn the entire excerpt but you will only be asked to sing some of the piece)
  • Ballad Male Vocal Excerpt: Click to download here (learn the entire excerpt but you will only be asked to sing some of the piece)

Dress Rehearsal/Concert Dates (mandatory)

Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble (TYJE)
Fall Concert: October 28 and November 4, 2018
Spring Concert: March 31, 2019

Triangle Youth Jazz Orchestra (TYJO)
Fall Concert: October 28 and November 4, 2018
Spring Concert: March 31, 2019

Triangle Youth Jazz Band (TYJB)
Fall Concert: October 28 and November 4, 2018
Spring Concert: April 28, 2019

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 7, 2018 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.

Click here for student handbook

Click Here for Online Registration

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