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OCDA All-State High School Jazz Ensemble 2018
JANUARY 11, 12, 13, 2018
COX Convention Center, OKC, and 1st Nazarene Church, Bethany

 

DOWNLOAD THE REHEARSAL/PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

 

Details for 2017-2018 auditions posted as available

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Explanation of Judging Criteria

Voice quality (20) - does the voice align with jazz style (i.e. have minimal vibrato, use appropriate air/tone ration, navigate all parts of the range well, and perform all of these things in a healthful manor)?

Notes (20) - does the singer sing the correct notes?

Rhythm (20) - does the singer sing accurate rhythms?

Dynamics (10) - does the singer sing musically at both a macro and micro level (i.e. sing with correct emphasis around the swing notes, accommodate large dynamic shifts, sing each line with direction and purpose)? 

Diction (10) - does the singer sing the words and syllables written on the page? Does the singer use appropriate syllables when scatting? Does the singer use appropriate vowel shape for the vocal jazz style (i.e. have shallow space in the mouth, make much of diphthongs, and use the text to convey emotion/story)?

Intonation (10) - can the singer sing in tune? This includes fast lines, held notes, and improvisation. Are the singer’s pitch choices when improvising appropriate to the changes?

Phrasing (5) - does the singer always sing with a sense of direction? Is the direction musically appropriate and stylistically interesting? Can the singer hang groups of notes together while improvising that sounds like a musical phrase?

Jazz Style (5) - does the singer display vocal jazz ability? Does the singer improvise with a sense of ease and confidence? 

 

 

Derek Chapin, CHAIR: Contact info in Directory.

 

Download Jazz Chorus Audition Application (MS Word)(Posted for 2017 auditions)

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