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2014 Region Jazz Ensembles Junior Jazz Ensemble Audition Requirements (Grades 7 - 9)


All Solo Etudes, Scales, Applications, and Locations may be found on the NJAJE Website: www.njaje.org


***IMPORTANT DATES FOR ALL REGIONS***


Audition Date: Monday, March 17, 2014 (Director’s Meeting - 4PM; Auditions - 4:30PM)


Rehearsals: Concert:


March 24, April 7 (4 - 8 PM) April 11 & 12 (9 AM - 3 PM) April 13 (3 PM)


***Audition Requirements for ALL INSTRUMENTS***


• SOLO - All students are required to prepare the solo listed below in its entirety. Note new solo editions! All Solo etudes may be downloaded from the NJAJE Website: www.njaje.org


• SCALES / STYLES - Saxes, brass, piano, guitar, and bass students are required to prepare the scales listed below. Scales are listed in WRITTEN pitch. All scales should be played in a swing style. Drummers are required to demonstrate the ability to keep time in the styles listed below.


Scale sheets & basic drumset patterns may be downloaded from the NJAJE Website: www.njaje.org


• SIGHT READING - All students are required to perform a short excerpt never previously seen. Students will be given 30 seconds to look over the piece before playing.


All Saxophones: *Required solo: NJAJE Junior Saxophone Etude No. 4A NEW EDITION! *Scales [ALL SCALES MEMORIZED]: Alto/Bari :


Tenor :


G & D Blues - 2 Octaves, A Blues - 1 octave. G & A Dorian mode - 1 octave, D Dorian mode - 2 octaves.


C, D, & G Blues - 2 octaves. C & D Dorian mode - 2 octaves, G Dorian mode - 1 octave.


Trumpet: *Required solo: NJAJE Junior Trumpet Etude No. 4A NEW EDITION! *Scales [ALL SCALES MEMORIZED]: Blues & Dorian mode C, D, & G - 1 octave.


Trombone: *Required solo: NJAJE Junior Trombone Etude No. 4A NEW EDITION! *Scales [ALL SCALES MEMORIZED]: Blues & Dorian mode C, F, & Bb - 1 octave.


Piano: *Required solo: NJAJE Junior Piano Etude No. 4A NEW EDITION! *Scales [ALL SCALES MEMORIZED and 2 HANDS]: Blues & Dorian mode C, F, & Bb - 2 octaves.


Guitar: *Required solo: NJAJE Junior Guitar Etude No. 4A NEW EDITION! *Scales [ALL SCALES MEMORIZED]: Blues & Dorian mode C, F, & Bb - 2 octaves.


Bass: *Required solo: NJAJE Junior Bass Etude No. 4A NEW EDITION! *Scales [ALL SCALES MEMORIZED]: Blues & Dorian mode C, F, & Bb - 2 octaves.


Drums: *Required solo: NJAJE Junior Drum Etude No. 4A NEW EDITION! *Styles [ALL STYLES MEMORIZED]:


*Free Improvised Solo included as part of the solo etude. Students should demonstrate creativity, technique, musicality.


TEMPO 70 OCTOBER 2013 Swing (slow w/brushes, medium w/sticks, fast w/sticks), Jazz Waltz,


Shuffle, 8th Note Rock, 16th Note Rock (Funk), Latin (Samba). Students must be able to play 2, 4, & 8 bar phrases with a fill at the end of each phrase.


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