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Audition Instructions

Auditions will take place during the first week of classes. Sign-up sheets and additional information will be posted on the board outside of Sloan 200. Please contact Prof. Bill Lawing at for more information.

  • Wednesday, August 22, 2:30-6:30 p.m. Jazz rhythm and brass, saxophones.

For your audition:

  • Prepare 1-2 contrasting pieces you feel comfortable playing. If you decide to only prepare one, it should contain both lyrical and more technical material (Priority is to choose selections that accurately reflect your ability). Not to exceed five minutes total.
  • If you improvise, perform a short improvisation on any piece of your choosing.
  • You will not be asked to play scales or arpeggios. On rare occasions, you may be asked to do a bit of sight-reading.