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Trumpet Auditions for Undergraduate Admission

UNT Jazz Studies: Audition Guidelines for Trumpet (Undergraduate)

Please note: The following guidelines describe the jazz audition. Undergraduates must also perform a classical audition; The live audition shall consist of three parts.

Part 1 - Prepared Jazz Etude: All applicants will demonstrate instrumental expertise and knowledge of jazz style by performing one prepared etude to be selected from the following:

Trombone Auditions for Admission

Undergraduate students
Undergraduates must play both a classical and a jazz audition. The requirements for the classical audition are published here on the College of Music web site.

The live jazz audition shall consist of two parts:
Part 1 - Prepared Jazz Etude:
All applicants will demonstrate instrumental expertise and knowledge of jazz style by performing one prepared etude to be selected from the following:

Trombone Auditions for Admission

Undergraduate students
Undergraduates must play both a classical and a jazz audition. The requirements for the classical audition are published here on the College of Music web site.

The live jazz audition shall consist of two parts:
Part 1 - Prepared Jazz Etude:
All applicants will demonstrate instrumental expertise and knowledge of jazz style by performing one prepared etude to be selected from the following:

Saxophone Auditions for Admission

Undergraduate students

The University of North Texas College of Music jazz saxophone entrance and scholarship auditions must be performed with play-along CDs that are furnished by the student. The audition should include improvised solo examples of three jazz standards of varying tempos and styles. Undergraduate students are required to perform an improvised solo on "There Will Never Be Another You" (Warren/Gordon). Students are required to select and perform one selection from the Charlie Parker Omnibook.

Jazz Piano Auditions for Admission (Undergraduate and Graduate levels)

On-campus and recorded auditions are accepted. For those who choose an on-campus audition, choose one of the scheduled Saturday audition dates at the College of Music. Your audition should not exceed 20 minutes. Please prepare the following:
1. One solo piano selection (preferably a ballad from the standard jazz repertoire)
2. One blues (medium swing tempo)
3. One selection from the standard jazz repertoire of your choice in the style of bossa nova, samba, or straight eight feel

Jazz Guitar Auditions for Admission

Preliminary Screening Video
Along with the on-line application to the College of Music, all jazz guitar applicants must submit a screening video recording. The reason for this is to be able to assess your progress in jazz. Recordings will be reviewed by the faculty to determine your advancement in the audition process. You will be notified no later than one month before your requested audition date regarding the results of this pre-screening. The deadline to do this is the first Monday in December.

Drumset and Vibraphone Auditions for Admission

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Jazz Studies majors with a concentration in drumset must audition for admission to the College of Music in the following areas in addition to drumset:

Snare Drum: A rudimental and/or orchestral snare solo or etude; rolls, flams, and associated rudiments.

Marimba / Vibes: Scales and arpeggios: major, harmonic minor, and chromatic; an etude or jazz improvisation.

Required admission materials for Jazz Composition track of the Jazz Studies M.M.

The aesthetic for admission into the jazz composition track at UNT is built around a demonstration of competence in writing for and orchestrating for modern jazz, including a strong understanding of the modern large jazz ensemble, as well as various small group formats. It is also our belief that the strongest composers in jazz are performing instrumentalists and/or vocalists. Admitted students are expected to audition for a Lab Band or Jazz Singers when the fall semester begins.

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