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Freshman Year, First Semester

I Technical Requirements
1. Major and minor scales (Melodic, Harmonic, Natural) 16th notes at mm= 92
2. Major and Minor Triads Arpeggios Minimum two octaves, triplets, mm=60
II "Tune List" Play melody, know the harmony and improvise.
1. Autumn Leaves
2. So What
3. Satin Doll
4. Little Sunflower
5. Take The "A" Train
6. Billies Bounce
7. Four
8. Song For My Father
9. Now's The Time
10. Scrapple From The Apple
III Classical Requirement - Play a minimum of one classical etude or composition
IV Transcription - Perform and turn in your written jazz transcription or etude. Be able to play
along with the original CD (recording) of the solo you transcribed.
Freshman Year, Second Semester
I Technical Requirements
1. Major and minor scales in thirds (Melodic, Harmonic, Natural) 16th notes at mm= 72 2.
Major 7, Minor 7, Dom. 7, Min 7 b5 Arpeggios (all inversions) 8th Notes, mm=72
II "Tune List" Play melody, know the harmony, and improvise. Piano, Guitar, and Vibes
should play at least one tune unaccompanied.
1. All The Things You Are
2. Stella By Starlight
3. Anthropology
4. Recordame
5. Body And Soul
6. Groovin' High
7. Blues For Alice
8. Oleo
9. Just Friends (Keys of F and G)
10. Cherokee
III Classical Requirement - Play a minimum of one classical etude or composition.

IV Transcription - Perform and turn in your written jazz transcription or etude. Be able to play
along with the original CD (recording) of the solo you transcribed.

Sophomore Year, First Semester


I Technical Requirements
1. Diminished and Whole tone scales 16th notes at mm= 92
2. Diatonic 7th Arpeggios 8th notes mm=60
II "Tune List" Play melody, know the harmony, and improvise. Piano, Guitar and Vibes
should play at least one tune unaccompanied.
1. Joy Spring
2. Have You Met Miss Jones
3. In Your Own Sweet Way
4. Beautiful Love
5. Like Someone In Love
6. Bye Bye Blackbird
7. Ornithology
8. Donna Lee
9. Round Midnight
10. Up Jumped Spring
III Classical Requirement - Play a minimum of one classical etude or composition
IV Transcription - Perform at least one jazz transcription. Be able to play along with the
original CD (recording) of the solo you transcribed.
Sophomore Year, Second Semester
I Technical Requirements
1. Major and Minor Scales in 4ths and 5ths -8th notes at mm= 92
2. Chord/Scale relationships
II "Tune List" Play melody, know the harmony, and improvise. Piano, Guitar and Vibes
should play at least one tune unaccompanied.
1. Along Came Betty
2. Stablemates
3. Bolivia
4. Yesterdays
5. Giant Steps
6. Invitation
7. Dolphin Dance
8. You Stepped Out Of A Dream

9. Ceora
10. My Romance
III Classical Requirement - Play a minimum of one classical etude or composition
IV Transcription - Perform and turn in your written jazz transcription. Be able to play along
with the original CD (recording) of the solo you transcribed.

AUDITIONS FOR THE JAZZ MAJOR


(winds, brass, piano, guitar, bass and voice - LIVE ACCOMPANIMENT PROVIDED)
A. Prepare 3 "standard" tunes:
1-Medium Swing
2-Ballad
3-Straight eighth (bossa nova, samba)
Be prepared to:
a) Improvise on each tune
b) Embellish the melody using jazz interpretation
(Pianists and Guitarists may play one standard unaccompanied)
B. Play "Blues" in any key of your choice.
Be able to play a melody (head) and improvise.
C. Scales:
ALL Major Scales Half Note M.M.=120
ALL Natural, Melodic, and Harmonic Minor scales. Half Note M.M.=120
D. Sight-reading
The audition will also consist of sight reading
different styles of music. Jazz, Latin, Straight 8th (Latin or rock).
Some examples of Standards: All The Things You Are, Autumn Leaves, Blue Bossa,
But Beautiful, Darn That Dream, My Romance, There Will Never Be Another You,
Yesterdays, Watch What Happens, Trustee, Like Someone in Love, Take the A Train,
There Is No Greater Love.
Some examples of Blues: Sonny Moon for Two, Tenor Madness, Blues Walk,
Straight No Chaser, Footprints, All Blues, Blue Monk, Billie's Bounce, Now's the Time.