Jazz Saxophone Audition Requirements

UNDERGRADUATE REQUIREMENTS (BM, BME)

• Prepare two 12-bar blues heads and improvise on the changes chosen from "Billies Bounce", "Straight No Chaser", "Tenor Madness", or "Isotope".

• Prepare the melody to one jazz standard ballad and improvise at least one chorus on the changes chosen from "Misty", "Body and Soul", "Lover Man", or "I Can't Get Started".

• Prepare the melody to the jazz standard "All The Things You Are" and improvise at least one chorus on the changes.

• Prepare the melody to the jazz standard "Oleo" and improvise at least one chorus on the changes.

Undergraduate applicants who would like to submit a recorded audition should follow the steps outlined here: recorded audition. All students who submit a recorded audition will have a virtual interview with the faculty. Applicants can select their date preference on their supplemental music form.


GRADUATE REQUIREMENTS (MM, DMA)

• Prepare a solo piece including playing the melody and at least 3 improvised choruses of a jazz standard (any style).

• Prepare at least two blues heads and improvise on the changes.

• Prepare the melody to one jazz standard ballad and improvise at least one chorus.

• Prepare the melody to one medium swing tempo jazz standard of your choosing and improvise at least one chorus.

• Prepare the melody to the jazz standard "All The Things You Are" and improvise at least one chorus.

• Prepare the melody to the jazz standard "Oleo" and improvise at least one chorus.

Graduate applicants who would like to submit a recorded audition should upload the audition directly to their Graduate College application. Graduate applicants who submit a recorded audition will also register for a virtual interview with the faculty. Applicants can register for their interview after submitting the Graduate College application.​