OCDA All-State High School Jazz Ensemble 2015
JANUARY 8 - 10, 2015
Stephania Abell, Jazz Ensemble Chair
Forms are available below. Updates for 2015 posted as available.
Deadline for entry is September 20.
Audition piece for 2014 - 2015 is:
Sing, Sing, Sing, by Darmon Meader SATB
Download STUDENT entry form for Jazz Auditions (PDF format) (POSTED FOR 2015) (Deadline, September 20)
Note: Basses should all enter under simply "Bass", but will let the monitor know at auditions which part they will sing on the split at mm. 58-60.
Further information and notes from Chair Abell
Notes for Jazz, 2015
Our Clinician for the 2015 Jazz choir is Ly Wilder from Indiana University. I’m really excited to work with her and watch our students grow in their short time with her. Please take a moment to check out her bio at http://www.music.indiana.edu/precollege/summer/steve-zegree-vocal-jazz-camp/Ly_Wilder_Profile.shtml
Reminder! Improvisation is no longer an option, and is worth 15 points per judge. Please make sure your students are not surprised on audition day! It is the same 12-bar blues in F that we have used for many years and is on the audition practice CD.
The cut in the music for auditions goes from measure 5-68 and directly from there to 133 through 221. There is not a splice in the music that fades in or out. Men need to sing the pick up to 133, and singing the “Hey” in measure 67 is optional for the audition.
Please email or call me with questions or if something isn’t clear on this page!
Here is the additional rep for the choir…
Esperanto, arr. Kerry Marsh (SSATB)
Don’t You Worry ‘Bout a Thing, arr. Matt Falker
Stand Up and Make a Change, by Greg Jasperse
How Deep Is the Ocean, arr. Rosana Eckert