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Vocal Jazz Ensemble Auditions


Thank you 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! Auditions will be held again to fill spots for next semester’s auditions on the first day of the spring semester in January, so check back here in December for more detailed info and to sign up.

Jazz Singers, Third Street and West End will have their first rehearsal tomorrow, Tuesday, August 28. Avenue C will have their first rehearsal on Wednesday, August 29. See room assignments and additional dates of obligation below the lists of names; please be on time, vocally warmed up and ready to sing!

Congratulations to the following members of all vocal jazz ensembles (names listed high to low in voice parts):

UNT JAZZ SINGERS (Directed by Anna Jalkéus):

Madison Russell

Kayla DePretto

Kathryn Sherman

Callandra Youngleson

Abbi Berry

Kara Walton

Suzie Reese

Wes Dziedzic

Vaughn Faison

Ken Ballard

Andrew Patrick

Jack White


AVENUE C (Directed by Marion Powers):

Gabi Date

Lindsay Day

Erika Morgan

Jessica Fuller

Sam Sugrue

Mason Bynes

Hanna Song

Sena Moon

Erin Coker

Karina Harenberg

Will Lunny

Corbin Bullard

Josh Rudes

THIRD STREET (Directed by Kathryn Sherman):

Paris Varnier

Sierra Harmon

Savannah Koenig

Bridgette Pineau

Grace Han

Tori Gilchrist

Natalie Robles

Selena Jang

Kiam Jamrog-McQuaid

Jack Jones

Nick Hopson

Andrew Creekbaum

Jihun Kim

Michael Baylock

WEST END (Directed by Callandra Youngleson):

Sarah Stehling

Hanlon Miller

Rachel Moes

Baylee Van Ryswyk

Olivia Briley

Mallory Frenza

Ipshita Roy

Will Martin

Andrew Trimble

Nicholas Woodhouse

George Willis


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)


Fall semester known performances & other dates:

Saturday, September 15, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.: Jazz Singers Fall Retreat

Tuesday, September 18, 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.: Jazz Singers & Avenue C concert at Richland College

Tuesday, October 2, 7:30 - 11:30 p.m.: Jazz Singers & Third Street at the Syndicate (UNT University Union)

Saturday, October 6, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.: Jazz Singers at Frisco Arts Walk (Frisco)

Tuesday, October 16, 7:30 - 11:30 p.m.: Avenue C & West End at the Syndicate (UNT University Union)

Tuesday, November 6, 8:00 p.m. (Kenton Hall): Avenue C Fall Concert

Thursday, November 8, 7:00 p.m. (Kenton Hall): Jazz Singers Dress Rehearsal

Friday, November 9, 8 p.m. (Voertman Hall): Jazz Singers Fall Concert

Sunday, November 11, 5:00 p.m. (Kenton Hall): Third Street & West End Fall Concert

Friday, January 18, 2019, 5:30 – 10 p.m.: Jazz Singers Recording Sessions #1

Saturday, January 19, 2019, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Jazz Singers Recording Session #2