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Dr. Brent Weber, Director

Jazz Orchestra with Darman Meader Spring 2016


JAZZ EVENTS at Frostburg State University

2nd Annual FSU Jazz Fest - February 25, 2017

Featured Guest Artist: US Navy Commodores
4:30 pm in the Pealer Recital Hall of FSU's Performing Arts Center
Free and open to the public

Contact Dr. Weber for tickets and Festival information.  301-687-4116 or

FSU Jazz Faculty Ensemble

Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 7:30 pm in the PAC Pealer Recital Hall - Free Admission

Evening of Jazz

Featuring the FSU Vocal Jazz Ensemble, FSU Jazz Orchestra, & FSU Jazz Combos
Saturday, May 6, 2017, at 7:30 pm at the Lyric Theatre, 20 E Main St, Frostburg
Admission:  $10 general, $5 seniors/veterans, $3 students, Free for children 12 & under

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


AUDITIONS - Jazz Orchestra and Combos

Auditions Schedule (Fall 2016)
Auditions for large jazz orchestra and small combos are open to ANY FSU student, regardless of major.
  • Wednesday, August 31:  Saxophones, Trumpets, and Trombones - 12:00-12:50pm, Performing Arts Center (PAC), Room 213.
  • Friday, September 2nd:  Rhythm Section, 12:00-12:50pm, PAC, 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


Jazz Orchestra Fall 2016 poster

Jazz Orchestra Fall 2015 poster   Jazz Orchestra Spring 2015 poster

Jazz Orchestra Fall 2014 poster   Jazz Orchestra Spring 2014 poster