The audition will last for 30 minutes. Assessments will be based upon the applicants ability to combine creativity with a sound technique and strong aural skills. The table below provides information about the audition process.
|During the Audition||- Perform two pieces - either two standards or one standard and an original composition - that best illustrates your interest and ability in areas of music that involve improvisation. Some knowledge of jazz based improvisation should be demonstrated, but non-jazz improvisation may also be employed.
- Have a short interview
- Improvise over changes by ear and from reading chord symbols
- Repeat phrases played by a member of the audition panel (who will play the same instrument as the applicant)
|During the Audition Day||Masters applicants will be required to take a 30-minute written test, to include a short critical commentary on a piece of prose.|
Jazz Vocalists, please note that microphones will not be provided. If you require a microphone, please bring your own.
Jazz Drummers should bring their own cymbals.
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