2020 Jazz Audition Requirements

Instrumentalists who are interested in joining the Jazz X-tet and/or the Jazz Combo are required to audition via a pre-recorded video submission.

As of October 5, practice rooms in the Logan Center for the Arts are available on a reservation basis. Visit music.uchicago.edu/practicerooms for more information.

Students who are unable to submit a pre-recorded audition may contact musicauditions@uchicago.edu to make other arrangements.

Jazz Audition Requirements

  • Be sure to furnish all information required on the audition form.
  • At the beginning of your video, clearly state your name, your instrument, and the tunes you will play.
  • Your audition should include 2 jazz standards followed by a brief verbal explanation of your sight-reading skills.
  • Record all of your audition repertoire in one take.
  • Your audition video should be no more than 10 minutes in duration. Upload as directed on the audition form.

The deadline to submit a pre-recorded video audition has been extended to Friday, October 9 at 5 pm.

Instrumental ensemble placements will be announced via email. Individual ensemble and program rehearsals begin on Monday, October 5 (Week 2 of the quarter).