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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

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
                                Featuring FSU Faculty Jazz Ensemble
                                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
10 (Wed), 7:30pm     Jazz Combos Concert
                                PAC Pealer Recital Hall - free admission
12 (Fri), 7:30pm        Jazz Orchestra 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.
  • 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 to set up a private audition.



Download the appropriate audition packet for your instrument from the folders below.  Each folder contains two files:  a PDF with audition excerpt and play along MP3 for optional improvisation.  



All excerpts are within the bracketed areas in the chart of Little Pixie II:
  • Saxophones: Rehearsal A - B & J - K
  • Trumpets: Pickup to 3 bars after Rehearsal B & I - J
  • Trombones: Pickup to the bar before B & I - J
  • Guitar: 3 bars after Rehearsal C - E & comp O - P
  • Piano: Rehearsal C - 6 bars after D & comp O - P
  • Bass: Beginning - 5 bars after D & comp O - P
  • Drums: Rehearsal C - D & L - 4 bars after M

IMPROVISATION following the changes of The Camel is not required but highly encouraged for section positions.  However solo improvisation IS mandatory if auditioning for the following positions:
  • Alto Saxophone I
  • Tenor Saxophone I
  • Trumpet II (Jazz)
  • Trombone I