Vocal Jazz Ensemble Audition Results

Avenue C performing at Denton Arts & Jazz Festival 2019


Thank very much to all who auditioned!  Based on what we heard during the audition process, we are all very excited about the music that will be made by each of these ensembles! We are sorry to say that due to size restrictions and other factors involved, we were unable to find a place for all the singers who auditioned, but if you were not placed, we strongly encourage you to consider enrolling in MUJS 4890 (Topics in Jazz Studies – Jazz Voice, meeting M/W 3 p.m.) and continue your jazz singing journey through that class instead, then re-audition for us in the future!  Auditions will be held again for next semester’s ensembles during the week prior to the start of the fall semester in August, so check back here during the summer for more detailed info and to sign up.

You will notice that this semester, there are only three vocal ensembles.  For only this semester, we have determined that having only three ensembles is the best way to meet a plethora of different needs, so West End will not exist this semester.  You will also notice that the remaining three ensembles are all larger this semester.  We believe that this will provide for the best ensemble experience for this semester, without setting any precedent about what may happen in future semesters or years.  Of course, we hope that with the beginning of vaccinations, etc., that the COVID protocols we’re currently under will be vastly different or gone completely by next semester, so again, what’s happening this semester is for this semester ONLY.

Jazz Singers and Avenue C will have their first meeting on Tuesday, January 12 in Room 262.  Third Street will have their first rehearsal virtually on Monday, January 11 – your director has reached out by e-mail to you all to tell you what to do to be present for that meeting, so please make sure to check your e-mail so you don’t miss your first rehearsal!

NOTE: If you were NOT registered for the ensemble holding section (MULB 1820, Section 500), please take care of doing so IMMEDIATELY!  Jazz Administrator Christopher Walker will be doing ensemble placement swaps starting tomorrow.  Thank you, and again, congrats to all new and returning members of all three vocal jazz ensembles (listed alphabetically, not by voice part):

UNT JAZZ SINGERS (Directed by Jennifer Barnes)  Tu/Th from 12:30 to 1:50 p.m., F 1:00 – 1:50 p.m., plus additional time for online self-recording.:

Tobi Crawford

Gabi Date

Lindsay Day

Jessica Fuller

Kira Goidel

Grace Han

Sierra Harmon

Whitney James

Savannah Koenig

Gift Pratoomvieng

Hanna Song

Paris Varnier


AVENUE C (Directed by Tyler Thomas) T/Th from 2:30 – 3:50 p.m., plus additional time for online self-recording.:

Olivia Briley

Andrew Creekbaum

Tori Gilchrist

Derrick Kim

Abby Litjens

Bianca Lopez

Michael Martin

Katelyn Robinson

Sam Sugrue

Keleman Szabo


THIRD STREET (Directed by Tobi Crawford) M/W from 5:00 – 6:20 p.m., plus additional time for online self-recording.:

Anna Baylock

Ben Barker

Dylan Beck

Brian DeStefano

Sage Eisenhour

Kyle Hassien

James Merritt

Ipshita Roy

Christiana Schiller

Lauren Smith

Deirdre Wolf