Jazz Saxophone Audition Requirements

UNDERGRADUATE REQUIREMENTS (BM, BME)

1. Prepare two 12-bar blues heads and improvise on the changes chosen from "Billies Bounce", "Straight No Chaser", "Tenor Madness" or "Isotope".
2. 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".
3. Prepare the melody to the jazz standard "All The Things You Are" and improvise at least one chorus on the changes.
4. 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 on one of the auditions dates. Applicants can select their date preference on their supplemental music form.


GRADUATE REQUIREMENTS (MM, DMA)

1. Prepare a solo piece including playing the melody and at least 3 improvised choruses of a jazz standard (any style)
2. Prepare at least two blues heads and improvise on the changes
3. Prepare the melody to one jazz standard ballad and improvise at least one chorus
4. Prepare the melody to one medium swing tempo jazz standard of your choosing and improvise at least one chorus
5. Prepare the melody to the jazz standard "All The Things You Are" and improvise at least one chorus
6. 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 on one of the audition dates. Applicants can register for their interview after submitting the Graduate College application.​