2021-2022 RUHS Jazz Auditions

Hello, and thank you for your interest in participation with the RUHS Jazz program.

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If you are somewhat competent on your instrument, and not just a beginner, we will most likely have a spot for you in the jazz program! Your audition is necessary to get you into the right level ensemble. Incoming freshman should also be enrolled in concert and/or marching band for relevant instruments.

Auditions will be via video through Flipgrid. You may try it as many times as you like but you may only submit one audition. One additional video is allowed if you wish to submit an example of your jazz improv soloing. Improvisation is optional.

You may submit more than one audition if you play multiple instruments. (Saxes, only submit for the instrument you play best, but let us know if you play others).

Wind Instruments

Your audition will consist of any SWING etude from this year’s All-State Jazz etudes (2021 set 4). Select the one that shows your playing in the best light.

You may submit a second video showing your jazz improv using the track provided here. You may download it and practice with it. If you decide to upload an improv audition, please be aware that we need to be able to hear you AND the accompaniment track.

Piano

Your audition will consist of your choice of etude 1 or 2 (swing) from this year’s All-State Jazz etudes (2021 set 4). Select the one that shows your playing in the best light.

You may submit a second video showing your jazz improv using the track provided here. You may download it and practice with it. If you decide to upload an improv audition, please be aware that we need to be able to hear you AND the accompaniment track.

We must be able to see your hands in the video

Bass

Your audition will consist of etude 1 AND 2 from this year’s All-State Jazz etudes (2021 set 4).

These two etudes should be done in one take. Play one, wait a few seconds and play the second one.

We must be able to see your hands in the video

Drumset

Your auditions will consist of etude 1 AND 3 from this year’s All-State Jazz etudes (2021 set 4).

These two etudes should be done in one take. Play one, wait a few seconds and play the second one.

Guitar

Your auditions will consist of etude 1 AND 2 from this year’s All-State Jazz etudes (2021 set 4).

You may submit a second video showing your jazz improv using the track provided here. You may download it and practice with it. If you decide to upload an improv audition, please be aware that we need to be able to hear you AND the accompaniment track.

We must be able to see your hands in the video.

Media

  • Etudes

2021-Arizona-All-State-Jazz-Etudes-Sax

2021-Arizona-All-State-Jazz-Etudes-Trumpet

2021-Arizona-All-State-Jazz-Etudes-Tenor Trombone

2021-Arizona-All-State-Jazz-Etudes-Bass Trombone

2021-Arizona-All-State-Jazz-Etudes-Piano

2021-Arizona-All-State-Jazz-Etudes-Bass

2021-Arizona-All-State-Jazz-Etudes-Drums

2021-Arizona-All-State-Jazz-Etudes-Guitar

  • Improvisation

Fast Blues in F Lead Sheets

Fast Blues in F Concert mp3 Audio (right click to save the file to your device)

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