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Deadline: March 19, 2019  Fee: $20 each
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Update: Deadline extended to March 19
Eligibility? See the All-State Policies page

Audition Components

  1. Play the updated scales in succession, in a single continuous take, at the articulation and tempo indicated.  
  2. Perform the MMEA All-State jazz etude.
  3. Perform improvisation as listed below.
    1. For all instruments except drum set, perform improvisation with Blues in Bb or Blues in F.
    2. For drumset, the student improvises without the CD background. The student will play a 1-2 minute solo, including swing, funk, rock, and Latin with the emphasis on swing. Transitions should be seamless and include appropriate fill.
    3. For all instruments except drum set: Student may listen to one chorus before beginning.
    4. Suggested length of improvisation:
      • Wind/Brass: 4-5 choruses of soloing
      • Piano/Guitar/Vibes: split evenly between comping and soloing.
      • Bass: split evenly between bass line and soloing.  
  4. Sponsoring teacher must be in the room when the recording is made.
    The digital ethics policy is available for download here, and on the All-State Auditions main page.
Subpages (3): Etudes Improvisation Scales
Mary Schaefle,
Mar 17, 2015, 2:06 PM
Mary Schaefle,
Mar 17, 2015, 2:07 PM
Mary Schaefle,
Mar 17, 2015, 2:08 PM
Jennifer Lenart,
Nov 1, 2018, 11:03 AM
Mary Schaefle,
Mar 17, 2015, 2:07 PM