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UT Tyler School of Performing Arts

UT Tyler Jazz ensembles are directed by Dr. Sarah Roberts


Jazz Ensemble

The UT Tyler Jazz Ensemble is a traditional big band, performing exceptional music of the past as well as more recent repertoire. The Jazz Ensemble performs frequently on campus and in other venues.

Course Number: MUEN 1135/3155
TR 2:00-3:20 pm

Jazz Combos

The UT Tyler Jazz Combo performs a variety of jazz repertoire, often with vocal soloist(s). The Jazz Combo is open to all university students by audition.

Course Number: MUEN 1131/3131
MW 2:30-3:50 pm

Jazz Improv

Course Number: MUAP 1125/3125

Fall 2016 Jazz Auditions Information

All students interested in becoming a member of the UT Tyler Jazz Ensemble or Jazz Combo are required to attend an information session on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 @ 2:00 p.m. in FAC 1220. This session is REQUIRED as important information will be given regarding ensembles, auditions, semester activities, etc.

Auditions will take place Tuesday, August 30, 2016 from 5:00-9:00 p.m in FAC 1220. In addition to filling out the online registration form, it is the AUDITIONEE'S RESPONSIBILITY to sign-up for a time on the jazz board.

Auditions Requirements:

The audition consists of three parts: Prepared excerpt, Sight-reading, and Improvisation (optional - but required for those who would like to audition for a solo chair)

  • Improvisation (optional): Improvise blues tune of auditionee's choice in either concert Bb or concert F

  • Sight-reading: Auditionee will be presented with 2-3 typical big band parts in various styles. To prepare for this part of the audition, practice sight-reading!

Jazz Audition Registration Form (prepared excerpts can be found at the bottom of the form).


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