The Bachelor of Music - Jazz StudiesConcentration is a comprehensive program. Areas of study include performance, history, arranging, composition and pedagogy. Our faculty encourages creativity and versatility in our students to prepare them for careers as jazz performers, writers and educators.
contact Director of Jazz Studies, Dr. Doug Leibinger at firstname.lastname@example.org or (707) 664-4149.
Auditions for SSU Jazz Ensembles
Auditions for SSU Jazz Ensembles, including:
Jazz Orchestra (MUS 390) - W 7:00-9:40 PM
Ornette Coleman Ensemble (MUS 391) Tue 1:00-2:15 PM + ARR
ECM Ensemble (MUS 391) Tue -2:40-3:55 PM + ARR
Latin Band (MUS 379) Thu 4:00-5:15 PM + ARR
Blue Note Ensemble (MUS 379) Thu 5:25-6:40 PM + ARR
Auditions will be held on Tuesday, August 25th in the Green Music Center - room 1029 - 1:00-8:00 PM.
Please email Doug Leibinger with your availability during that time, and he will assign you a 10-minute slot.
One audition can place you in any of the jazz ensembles. We will ask for your availability and preference on the day of the audition. All jazz majors MUST audition for a jazz ensemble. Other music concentrations and non-music majors are welcome and encouraged to audition.
All jazz majors MUST audition for a jazz ensemble.
Other music concentrations and non-music majors are welcome and encouraged to audition.
Instrumentalists, print out your audition etude here (there is one page specific to your instrument):
Bring a play-along CD 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 on play-along CD if possible (you may also use an accompanist.)