Vocal Jazz Ensemble Auditions

Avenue C performing at Denton Arts & Jazz Festival 2019


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! 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 (e-mail TylerThomas3@my.unt.edu for more information and a Zoom link)!  Auditions will be held again for next semester’s ensembles 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, Avenue C and West End will have their first meeting on Tuesday, August 25.  West End will have their first rehearsal on Wednesday, August 26.  All ensembles will meet for those first rehearsals in Room 262.

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

UNT JAZZ SINGERS (Directed by Jennifer Barnes):

Erin Coker

Tobi Crawford

Gabi Date

Jessica Fuller

Tori Gilchrist

Grace Han

Sierra Harmon

Savannah Koenig

Gift Pratoomvieng

Hanna Song

Paris Varnier

Kara Walton


AVENUE C (Directed by Tyler Thomas):

Andrew Creekbaum

Derrick Kim

Bianca Lopez

Sara Meblin

Michael Martin

Katelyn Robinson


THIRD STREET (Directed by Tobi Crawford):

Ben Barker

Dylan Beck

Olivia Briley

Richard Cruz

Kyle Hassien

Abby Litjens

Ipshita Roy

Sam Sugrue


WEST END (Directed by Rachel Azbell):

Anna Baylock

Whitney James

Christiana Schiller

Lauren Smith