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Ensemble Auditions


The Jazzschool Community Music School (JCMS) offers numerous performance ensembles for beginning, intermediate and advanced instrumentalists and vocalists. Students are placed in ensembles by audition and requirements may include the following: playing selected scales; playing and/or improvising over a piece of your choice; improvising over a 12-bar blues or other pieces provided at the audition; and sight-reading. Drummers are asked to play various grooves and solo; bassists are asked to play bass lines.

New JCMS 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 JCMS ensembles: Please also fill out the ensemble application form. An audition may not be required depending on which ensemble(s) you are applying for.

Please click here for ensemble audition guidelines.



The Word

“The Jazzschool provides a wonderful community for musicians. It legitimizes one’s efforts, so even if one is a beginner, it says yes to one’s attempts and ambitions. It is the greatest.”

— Angharad Jones, Jazzschool Student
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