Texas Tech University

Jazz Audition Information


Jazz auditions will take place on Thursday, August 24; Friday, August 25; and Monday, August 28. Sign-up sheets are on the door to the Jazz Lab (room 211).

Auditions will consist of sight-reading, optional improvisation (your choice of either a 12-bar blues or Joseph Kosma's "Autumn Leaves"), and an optional prepared excerpt of your choice that is no more than 1 minute in length. The sight-reading is the only requirement.

Drummers: be prepared to trade 4's/8's in a variety of styles.

Vocalists: prepare one chorus of a song of your choice. You must provide either a backing track or a lead sheet in your key.

Good luck!


For further information about auditioning for the Jazz program, please contact Professor Stephen Jones.