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FSU CONCERT JAZZ ENSEMBLE

Dr. Brent Weber, Director

Jazz Ensemble spring 2013

 


For more information about Jazz at Frostburg or the department Minor in Jazz Studies
contact Dr. Weber at (301) 687-4116 or bmweber@frostburg.edu.
 

JAZZ EVENTS at Frostburg State University

 
   September 2014
3 (Wed), 12-1250pm   Jazz Ensemble Auditions (winds), PAC 213
 
5 (Fri), 12-1250pm     Jazz Ensemble Auditions (rhythm section), PAC 213
 
5 (Fri), 7-9pm            Jazz Minor Informational Meeting, PAC 213
 
   October 2014
29 (Wed), 7:30pm     William Green (Jazz Saxophone), Faculty Recital
                                PAC Pealer Recital Hall - free admission
 
   November 2014
13 (Thurs), 7:30pm   Brent Weber (Saxophone), Faculty Recital
                                PAC Pealer Recital Hall - free admission
 
20 (Thurs), 7:30pm   Vocal Jazz Ensemble Concert
                                PAC Pealer Recital Hall - free admission
   December 2014
12 (Fri), 7:30pm        Jazz Ensemble Winter Concert
                                PAC Pealer Recital Hall - free admission
 
 
 

AUDITIONS - Concert Jazz Ensemble and Combos


Fall 2014 Auditions Schedule
Auditions for large jazz ensemble and small combos are open to ANY FSU student, regardless of major.
 
SCHEDULE
  • Wednesday, September 3rd:  Saxophones, Trumpets, and Trombones - 12:00-12:50pm, Performing Arts Center Room 213.
  • Friday, September 5th:  Rhythm Section, 12:00-12:50pm, Performing Arts Center Room 213.
 
If you are not able to attend the scheduled audition contact Brent Weber at bmweber@frostburg.edu to set up a private audition.

 
AUDITION DETAILS AND DOWNLOADS
 
Download the appropriate audition packet for your instrument from the folders below.  In addition to the two charts Abide and Langeitude also prepare an improvised solo with BluesFALL13.  Specific excerpts from each chart are required (see below.) Recordings are included in each folder for your reference.  A scale syllabus is also included with examples of appropriate scales to practice.  
 
ALTO SAX
BARI SAX
TENOR SAX
TRUMPETS
BONES
DRUMS
GUITAR
PIANO
BASS



Audition Excerpts:
  • Saxophones: Abide - mm. 200-216; Langeitude - mm. 63-85
  • Trumpets: Abide - mm. 176-193 (2nd x with pickup in 1st ending); Langeitude - mm. 29-46
  • Trombones: Abide - mm. 176-193 (take 2nd ending & play all notes); Langeitude - mm. 46-62
  • Guitar: Abide - mm. 200-211; Langeitude - 149-204 (comp. solo changes)
  • Piano: Abide - mm. 1-16; Langeitude - 149-204 (comp. solo changes)
  • Bass: Abide - mm. 33-57; Langeitude - 149-204 (walk solo changes)
  • Drums: Abide - mm. 33-48; Langeitude - 189-230

Improvisation following the changes of BluesFALL13 is not required but highly encouraged for section positions.  However improvisation IS mandatory if auditioning for the following positions:
 
  • Alto Saxophone I
  • Tenor Saxophone I
  • Trumpet (Jazz chair)
  • Trombone (Jazz chair)
  • Guitar
  • Bass
  • Piano