Jazz Audition Requirements

For Jazz Scholarships
To audition for a jazz scholarship, you will need:

  • to demonstrate your basic skills in the following areas
    • technique (scales, arpeggios, etc.)
    • improvisation (blues, rhythm changes, etc.)
    • sight-readingĀ 
  • two letters of recommendation from music professionals who know you and your musical background (your band director, private instrument teacher, etc.)

    Note: Jazz pianists and guitarists should demonstrate the ability to comp over blues and/or rhythm changes; bass players should demonstrate the ability to construct bass lines over the same. Drummers should demonstrate a basic command of styles (medium swing, even eighth, ballad, Latin, etc.)