Jazzschool Performance Ensembles delve into a wide range of styles including jazz (standards, hard bop, post-bop, fusion), Latin jazz, Brazilian, blues, R&B and funk.
Ensembles are available for instrumentalists and vocalists at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels.
Groups range in size from the trio to the big band.
Students are placed in ensembles by audition.
Please click here for ensemble audition guidelines.
New Jazzschool ensemble students: To apply for an ensemble please fill out the ensemble application form. Once your application form has been received you will be contacted to schedule an audition.
Students who have previously been enrolled in Jazzschool ensembles: Please also fill out the ensemble application form. An audition may not be required depending on which ensemble(s) you are applying for.
JAZZSCHOOL ENSEMBLE PLACEMENT POLICY
New students are placed in one (or more) ensembles based on a live audition.
Returning students have the option of continuing in the same ensemble(s) in succeeding quarters without re-auditioning, pending approval from the program and ensemble director. Students who wish to be considered for a different ensemble(s) in a succeeding quarter may be asked to re-audition.
All ensemble members must re-apply each quarter. An ensemble application must be submitted at least three weeks before the start of each quarter.
Winter 2019 Quarter –
Continuing Student Application Deadline: December 17, 2018
First day of Winter Quarter: January 7, 2019
Spring 2019 Quarter –
Continuing Student Application Deadline: March 18, 2019
First day of Spring Quarter: April 8, 2019
Applications received after the published deadline will be considered on an ensemble-available basis.
Note: In the interest of maintaining an optimal learning environment for ensemble members from one quarter to the next, personnel changes may be instituted at the discretion of the ensemble and program director.