OCDA All-State High School Jazz Ensemble 2017
JANUARY 12, 13, 14, 2017
COX Convention Center, OKC, and 1st Nazarene Church, Bethany
THE AUDITION PIECE FOR THE 2017 OCDA ALL-STATE JAZZ ENSEMBLE I:
Forms and links are available below. Updates for 2016-2017 posted as available.
1. The first deadline is
2. Entries are electronic which means the form will look exactly like the OCDA Jr. High Entry Form. We are excited that we are electronic this year but there are a couple issues that need your attention:
a. Please fill in your quad site even though the Jazz audition does not require quad level auditions. Your quad site information will not be used to schedule audition times.
b. When you select a voice part, you will be choosing parts with divisi (S1, S2, A1, A2, T1, T2, B1, B2). The audition does NOT require divisi. Please be sure you select the correct letter (S, A, T, or B) and the number will not matter. The group will be selected with six singers on each part and if divisi is necessary, it will be divided after the group is selected.
Jennifer Barnes is a popular vocalist, educator, clinician and arranger in the US and Canada, having relocated in 2011 from Los Angeles to accept a position as the Director of Vocal Jazz Studies at the University of North Texas. She is an active vocalist in both studio and live performance settings, having appeared and sung on radio and television advertisements, and on films including “Wall-E”, “Live Free or Die Hard”, “Ice Age 2 & 3”, “Enchanted”, and “Star Trek.” Barnes has recorded her own solo jazz CD, “You Taught My Heart.” She is the alto vocalist in the vocal quartet Vertical Voices Live (www.VerticalVoicesLive.com) alongside Kerry Marsh, Julia Dollison and Greg Jasperse; as well as singing and writing for the a cappella vocal sextet, Sixth Wave, whose most recent CD release, "Happy Madness,” has been well received.
Barnes has directed award-winning vocal jazz ensembles, and taught privately at seven universities, She served as a guest conductor for District and All-State Music Festivals in twelve states, taught jazz vocals at the Jamey Aebersold Jazz Camps since 1998, and her numerous vocal arrangements are published by both Sound Music Publications and UNC Jazz Press.
Barnes is a member of the American Society of Composers, Arrangers and Publishers (ASCAP), Screen Actors Guild (SAG), the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA), the Jazz Education Network (JEN). She holds the Master of Music degree in Studio Music and Jazz Performance from the University of Miami (FL) and the Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance from Western Michigan University.
Derek Chapin: Contact info in Directory.
Download Jazz Chorus Audition Application (MS Word)(Posted for 2017)
REQUIRED ACCEPTANCE FORM IS SENT TO EACH STUDENT ACCEPTED TO THE CHOIR