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Studio Band

Develop technique, knowledge of jazz style and an ability to improvise through standard and contemporary big band repertoire. This highly-selective ensemble performs frequently and participates in competitions throughout the U.S. The Studio Band has played at Yoshi’s and Savanna Jazz, as well as jazz festivals in California, New York, Seattle, Idaho, the Vienne Jazz Festival in France and the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland. Full school year commitment is required. Instrumentation: 5 saxes, 5 trumpets, 5 trombones, guitar, piano, bass and drums.

Mondays 6:30 – 8 pm
9/17 – 11/26 (10 weeks) no class 11/19
Dave Eshelman • $225

 

STUDIO BAND AUDITIONS
 
1. Instrumentalists: Please prepare a medium or up tempo jazz standard.  You will play the melody and improvise over the form a capella.  Be prepared to play multiple choruses.  Drummers, prepare to keep time and trade over a medium tempo 12 bar blues. Bassists, guitarists and pianists, be prepared to comp over a 12 bar blues in Bb as well.
 
2. We will have sight reading pieces for you to play.  Trumpeters, please let us know if you’d like to audition for lead trumpet.

2018-19 SCHOOL YEAR AUDITION DATES

Studio Band: August 18-19, 2018

Small ensembles and Advanced High School Jazz Workshops August 25-27, 2018

HOW TO SCHEDULE AN AUDITION

To schedule an audition, please fill out the ONLINE APPLICATION. After your application is received, you will be contacted within 1 – 2 weeks with an audition time. Auditions are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis and will be scheduled at the earliest available time. Students will be contacted with placement information following the audition.

 

 

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