Jazz Ensemble Auditions

Auditions for:

  • Jazz Orchestra - Doug Leibinger (MUS 390) - W 6:00-8:40 PM
  • Jazz Combo -  Ian Carey  (MUS 391) Mon 1:00-3:40 PM
  • Latin Band - Kendrick Freeman (MUS 379) Thu 1:00-3:40 PM

Placement in all jazz ensembles is through audition.

Jazz ensembles are open to all students, regardless of major.

All jazz majors must audition for a jazz ensemble.

Audition Dates

Monday, January 24
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Preparation

Instrumentalists:

  • Download your audition etude (Scroll to the page for your instrument)
  • This etude is based on the first 16 bars of "Just Friends" in F major - here is a Youtube play-along
  • Bring a play-along with a tune of your choice to improvise on (optional for jazz orchestra). We will also sight-read.

Drummers 

  • Be ready to play various styles - i.e. swing, bossa, samba, afro, salsa, jazz waltz, etc.

Vocalists

  • Please bring two contrasting tunes to sing w/play-along if possible (you may also use an accompanist.)

Faculty Contact

Dr. Doug
Leibinger
Director of Jazz Studies
707-664-4149
douglas.leibinger@sonoma.edu