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Auditions: NJPAC Jazz for Teens

September 16, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

NJPAC’s Wells Fargo Jazz for Teens (JFT) brings together 7th-12th grade instrumental and vocal students from diverse communities in the tri-state region (NJ/NY/PA) for multi-faceted, intensive instruction in jazz.

Auditions take place on Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 10am to 1pm. Auditions will be held at NJPAC’s Center for Arts Education, 24 Rector Street, Newark, NJ.

Note: Applicants are not required to have previous jazz experience in order to audition.

Note: All instrumental required tunes can be found in the Jamey Aebersold series of books and CDs. All vocal selections can be found in The Real Little Ultimate Jazz Fake Book, published by Hal Leonard, available in the Keys of C, Bb and Eb editions. These books are recommended, not required.

INSTRUMENTALISTS

Scales Required:

Chromatic Scale (full range of instrument)
Dorian Minor Scale (Keys: D-, G-, C-, F-, A-, E-)
Major Scale(Keys: C, F, Bb, Eb, G, D)
Dominant 7th Scale (Keys: G7, C7, F7, Bb7, D7, A7)
Note: Each student will be asked to play one of each type of scale, chosen at random. Pianists must play with both hands together.

All students should prepare the following two required tunes:

Tune # 1. Perdido by Duke Ellington (Jamey Aebersold Vol. 54 or 12)
Tune # 2. Now is the Time by Charlie Parker (Jamey Aebersold Vol. 6)

PERCUSSIONISTS

Drummers will be asked to demonstrate jazz drum-set styles including:

Straight-ahead swing feel in any ballad (with brushes) at a tempo of 60 bpm
Medium tempo bossa-nova
Up-tempo samba feel
Medium tempo two-feel swing
Shuffle groove

Scales Required:

Each student will be asked to play one of each type of scale, chosen at random. Pianists must play with both hands together.

Chromatic Scale (full range of instrument)Dorian Minor Scale (Keys: D-, G-, C-, F-, A-, E-)
Major Scale (Keys: C, F. Bb, Eb, G, D)
Dominant 7th Scale (Keys: G7, C7, F7, Bb7, D7, A7)

Drummers are expected to know the 26 rudiments and will be asked to demonstrate 2-3 rudiments at random.

VOCALISTS

Choose one of the following required tunes:

“All of Me” (Marks/Simons)
“God Bless the Child” (Holiday/Herzog)
“Satin Doll” (Ellington/Strayhorn/Mercer)

Other Requirements: Singers with previous jazz experience should also be prepared to scat a bebop head in any key.

Scales Required:

Major Scale (any key)
Dorian Minor Scale (any key)

Details

Date:
September 16, 2017
Time:
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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