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Auditions

Auditions
All freshmen and transfer students applying for admission to the California Jazz Conservatory must come for a live audition prior to acceptance. Auditions are held on-site. Please email or call the Registrar at josh@cjc.edu or 510.845.5373 to schedule an audition appointment. Please note: pre-recorded performance samples on a DVD are accepted in lieu of a live audition for students living more than 150 miles from the California Jazz Conservatory.

Audition Requirements
A live audition is required for all freshmen and transfer students applying for admission to the California Jazz Conservatory. Students must be prepared to perform and improvise over the following: a medium-tempo 12-bar blues; a ballad; a Latin tune; and an up-tempo jazz tune of their choice. They will also be given a short selection to sight-read.

Auditions are approximately 30 minutes in length and may be scheduled throughout the academic year. Please email or call the Registrar at josh@cjc.edu or 510.845.5373 to schedule an audition appointment. Please note: pre-recorded performance samples on DVD are accepted in lieu of a live audition for students living more than 150 miles from the California Jazz Conservatory.

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