Vocal Jazz Ensemble Auditions


First of all, let me say thank you to ALL who auditioned! We were really impressed by all the singing we heard, both by returning and new vocalists, and are excited about the music that will be made by each of these ensembles! Avenue C will have their first rehearsal on Wednesday, January 16; Jazz Singers, Third Street and West End will have their first rehearsal on Thursday, January 17. 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 from 12:00 to 12:50 p.m., F from 12 – 1:50 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 2 to 2:50 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) :

AVENUE C (Directed by Marion Powers):

Erika Morgan
Gabi Date
Lindsay Day
Jessica Fuller
Sam Sugrue
Erin Coker
Hanna Song
Mason Bynes
Corbin Bullard
Will Lunny
Josh Rudes
Andrew Creekbaum
Max Rohde
Austin Woolsey

THIRD STREET (Directed by Kathryn Sherman):
Paris Varnier
Sierra Harmon
Savannah Koenig
Grace Han
Tori Gilchrist
Natalie Robles
Emma Dadres
Hannah Bronson
Kiam Jamrog-McQuaid
Nick Hopson
Josh Ortega
Derek Kim
Jonah Trachtman

WEST END (Directed by Callandra Youngleson):
Sarah Stehling
Hanlon Miller
Rachel Moes
Baylee Van Ryswyk
Olivia Briley
Mallory Frenza
Ipshita Roy
Veronica Roan
Julie Song
Will Martin
Andrew Trimble
Gaston Gosselin
Nick Woodhouse
George Willis
Max Mollenkamp

Required dates during the spring semester for each ensemble (with more possibly to be added):
Tuesday, February 19, 9 p.m. – midnight: Jazz Singers & Third Street performing as well as vocal soloists leading combos (The Syndicate)
Friday, March 22, 11:30 – 1 p.m.: Jazz Singers Lunchtime Set at The Syndicate
Tuesday, March 26, 9 p.m. – midnight: Avenue C & West End performing as well as vocal soloists leading combos (The Syndicate)
Friday, March 29, 11:30 – 1 p.m.: Third Street Lunchtime Set at The Syndicate
Thursday, April 4, 7 – 10 p.m.: Jazz Singers Dress Rehearsal with Guest Artist Michelle Nicolle
Friday, April 5, 11:30 – 1 p.m.: Avenue C Lunchtime Set at The Syndicate Friday, April 5 &
Saturday, April 6: Jazz Singers Spring Concerts Thursday, April 11 (5 a.m.) – Tuesday, April 16 (9:30 p.m.): Jazz Singers NYC Tour
Friday, April 19, 11:30 – 1 p.m.: West End Lunchtime Set at The Syndicate
Monday, April 22, 8 p.m.: Avenue C Spring Concert (Kenton Hall)
Friday, April 26, 5 p.m.: Third Street & West End Spring Concert (Kenton Hall)
Sunday, April 28, 12 – 4 p.m.: All vocal jazz ensembles perform at Denton Arts & Jazz Festival