Jazz Voice Audition Requirements

UNDERGRADUATE REQUIREMENTS (BM, BME)

1. Prepare and sing two 12-bar blues heads as "scat" solos and improvise on the changes chosen from "Billies Bounce", "Straight No Chaser", "Tenor Madness" or "Blue Monk".  Provide a "leadsheet" in your key for each tune for the accompanying pianist or provide a play-along CD or MP3 for accompaniment.
2. Prepare and sing one chorus of the melody to one jazz standard ballad chosen from "Misty", "Body and Soul", "Lover Man" or "I Can't Get Started".  Provide a "leadsheet" in your key for the chosen tune for the accompanying pianist or provide a play-along CD or MP3 for accompaniment.
3. Prepare and sing one chorus of the melody to the jazz standard "All The Things You Are" and improvise at least one chorus on the changes.  Provide a "leadsheet" in your key for the accompanying pianist or provide a play-along CD or MP3 for accompaniment.

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 and sing two "rhythm changes" heads as "scat" solos and improvise on the changes chosen from "I Got Rhythm", "I Can't Believe You Are In Love With Me", "Rhythm-a-ning".  Provide a "leadsheet" in your for each tune for the accompanying pianist or provide a play-along CD or MP3 for accompaniment.
2. Prepare and sing one rubato verse and one "in tempo" chorus of the melody of a jazz standard ballad chosen from "Darn That Dream", "Body and Soul", "The Things We Did Last Summer", or "Misty".  Provide a  leadsheet" in your key for the chosen tune for the accompanying pianist or provide a play-along CD or MP3 for accompaniment.
3. Be prepared to vocally arpegiate chords from each of the following 5 qualities: major7, minor7, dominant7, minor7b5, and fully diminished and sing the following scales: major, jazz melodic minor, harmonic minor, harmonic major, diminished.
4. Prepare and sing one chorus of the melody to the jazz standard "Come Rain Or Come Shine" and improvise "scat" at least one chorus on the changes.  Provide a "leadsheet" in your key for an accompanying pianist or provide a play-along CD or MP3 for accompaniment.

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.​