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Jazz Repertory Band

Like the Concert Jazz Band, the Jazz Repertory Band in the ASU Herberger Institute School of Music, Dance and Theatre offers exciting playing opportunities to our students while providing a solid foundation of the musical styles associated with the jazz tradition.

Course credit

Undergraduates: MUP 486 Topic: Jazz Repertory Band
Graduates: MUP 586 Topic: Jazz Repertory Band
1 credit

Rehearsals

Mondays and Wednesdays
1:15 - 2:45 p.m.
Music W114

Contact

Audition information

Jazz Ensemble Auditions

Auditions for all jazz ensembles and combos will be held during the first week of classes.  Once you have been placed in an ensemble, we will get you an override to add the class or ensemble.

Times/Dates

Rhythm Section
4 p.m.-5:30 p.m., Thursday, August 19, 2021

Woodwinds and Brass
10 a.m.-3 p.m., Friday, August 20, 2021

10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday, August 23, 2021

If these times don’t work for you, contact Michael.Kocour@asu.edu

Schedule your audition now!

Audition Format

PREPARED PIECE: A jazz selection is preferred but is not required. Selections may be performed solo or with a backing track. For jazz selections, consider a backing track with the iRealPro or Jamey Aebersold play along series. Your performance should include your interpretation of the piece’s melody and, ideally, improvisation. Please keep this selection under 4 minutes.

SIGHT-READING: You will be asked to sight-read parts from two big band arrangements. Pianists, guitarists, and bassists will be asked to sight-read chord symbols.

Ensemble Meeting Times

Combos: 3:35-5:15 p.m., Monday, Wednesday, OR Friday

Jazz Repertory Band: 1:30-2:45 p.m., Monday and Wednesday

Concert Jazz Band: 3:15-4:45 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday

Latin Jazz Band: 3:35-5:20 p.m., Monday

Audition requirements

  • sight reading
  • prepared jazz excerpt (optional)
  • improvisation (optional)