2016-17 Jazz Band Auditions - Piano
- Play all scales and progressions in the order that they are listed on the scale sheet. The chromatic scale should be performed straight, not swung. All other scales/progressions must be played swung. Scales will be 25% of the total score. All Scales will need to be memorized.
- Perform the prepared piece “So Long Birdie” in its entirety along with the accompaniment. The accompaniment for the prepared solo can be found below. Use the recording (with piano) to hear your part, but be sure to practice with the recording (without piano) as this will be the accompaniment track that you will play along with during your audition. The prepared piece will be 40% of the total score.
- Improvise over two choruses of a B flat blues. The accompaniment for the improvisation can be found below. Improvisation will be 25% of the total score. Students will listen to the first chorus, begin their improvisation with the second chorus and finish with the conclusion of the third chorus.