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Vocal Jazz Ensemble Auditions


First of all, let me say thank you to ALL who auditioned! We experienced unprecedented depth of talent during these auditions, and are excited about the music that will be made by each of these ensembles! If you were not placed in an ensemble this semester, please consider re-auditioning next semester or next fall.

Jazz Singers, Third Street and West End will have their first rehearsal tomorrow, Tuesday, August 29. Avenue C will have their first rehearsal on Wednesday, August 30. See room assignments below; please be on time, vocally warmed up, bring pencils, and be ready to sing!

UNT Jazz Singers – M, 12 - 12:50 p.m. (Rm. 262), Tu/Th, 12:30 to 1:50 p.m. (Lab East), F, 1 – 1:50 p.m. (Kenton Hall)
Avenue C - M/W/F from 12:00 to 12:50 p.m. (Lab East)
Third Street – M from 5 – 5:50 p.m. (Rm. 288), Tu/Th from 2:00 to 2:50 p.m. (Lab East)
West End – T/Th from 7:00 – 7:50 p.m. (Rm. 262), F from 1 to 1:50 p.m. (Lab East)

Congratulations to the following members of all vocal jazz ensembles (names listed from high voice part to low within each group):

UNT JAZZ SINGERS (Directed by Jennifer Barnes):
Abbi Berry
Madison Russell
Marion Powers
Callandra Youngleson
Kara Walton
Stephanie Hansen
Lizzi Trumbore
Vaughn Faison
Wes Dziedzic
Ryan Espinosa
Ken Ballard
Andrew Patrick
Monte Reid

AVENUE C (Directed by Anna Jalkéus):
Sierra Harmon
Kayla DePretto
Erika Morgan
Ariel Ditta
Hanna Song
Sena Moon
Sara Finkle
Abbey Kotelly
Nash Turbeville
Ryan Deignan
Will Lunny
Trenton Barnes
Timothy Cranford
Jack White

THIRD STREET (Directed by Marion Powers; Assistant Director, Monte Reid):
Paris Varnier
Bridgette Pineau
Megan Nguyen
Grace Han
Sam Bermudez
Selena Jang
Grant Carrington
Corbin Bullard
Alex Hodge
Nick Hopson
Fan Zou
Andrew Creekbaum

WEST END (Directed by Vaughn Faison; Assistant Director, Callandra Youngleson):
Gabi Date
Olivia Johnson
Kelsey Korman
Claire Majerus
Zoe Holtzman
Sam Sugrue
Baylee Van Ryswyk
Kiam Jamrog-McQuaid
Carlos Portales
Bobby Gotsch
Max Rohde