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Auditions Information & Requirements

Being in the band requires a high level of engagement and commitment from all band members. Accepted members are required to participate in weekly rehearsals, performances, lectures, workshops and all other extracurricular activities. Weekly rehearsals will begin early October and will go through the end of May. Rehearsals will be held Wednesday nights from 5:00 – 7:00pm, attendance is mandatory.

When: September 16th, 2014
Where: Kuumbwa Jazz Center, 320 Cedar Street, Santa Cruz
Audition Piece: “Alone Together”, please visit this page for Sheet Music and Instruction.

*Advanced registration is required to receive an appointment. Please fill out the form below to register.

What to Expect

Each participant will be given 10 minutes, though most auditions do not take that long. Judges will be evaluating based on technique, musicality, improvisation and familiarity with the jazz language. Students who audition should have formal training on their instrument/voice as well as experience with jazz improvisation. Be prepared to sight read and demonstrate your ability to play in different time signatures. Arrive at least 15 minutes early for your appointment, warmed up and ready to go.

Deadline: To ensure a time slot, registrations should be submitted no later than Friday, September 12th. 

Advanced registration is now closed. Please call the office for more information, 831-427-2227

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