Jazz Ensemble Auditions Fall 2024 Audition Information

Auditions for:

  • Jazz Orchestra - Doug Leibinger (MUS 390) - M 6:00-8:40 PM
  • Jazz Combos -  Ian Carey  (MUS 391) Tue 6:00-8:40 PM
  • Latin Band - Kendrick Freeman (MUS 379) Thu 6:00-8:40 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

August 20, 1:00-7:00 pm

GMC 1029




  • Download your audition etude (Scroll to the page for your instrument)
  • This etude is based on the chord changes to "Lady Bird"- here is a Youtube play-along (no intro)
  • Bring a play-along with a tune of your choice to improvise on (optional for jazz orchestra). We will also sight-read.


  • Learn the audition etude and be ready to play various styles - i.e. swing, bossa, samba, afro, salsa, jazz waltz, etc.


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

Faculty Contact

Dr. Doug
Director of Jazz Studies