Departments and Faculty
Roots, Jazz, and American Music
All RJAM applicants are required to submit unedited audiovisual recordings fulfilling the prescreening requirements listed below with the application. Applicants will be informed by January 5 if they are invited to attend a virtual performance interview or have been denied in prescreening. If invited, applicants will select a virtual performance interview time and submit recordings of the Final Audition repertoire listed below. Recordings will be due one week before the selected virtual performance interview time and must be audiovisual, unedited, and performed in one take.
Applicants must submit a prescreening recording with their application by December 1.
Each of these four selections should not exceed six minutes, and the total media submitted should not exceed 30 minutes.
- A medium-tempo blues
- An up-tempo jazz standard
- A Latin, rock, or funk tune
- A ballad
We anticipate sharing tempos, keys, and other guidelines with applicants via iReal Pro App so that applicants can perform their virtual performance interview with the provided backing track. Details will be shared with applicants who pass pre-screening.
- There Will Never Be Another You (Eb)
- Misty (Eb)
- On Green Dolphin St. (C)
- Now's the Time (F)
- The Girl From Ipanema (F)
Voice applicants should be prepared to send lead-sheets for three standards (5 copies in the correct key for each standard) and a ballad lead-sheet (1 copy) to be performed with accompaniment in addition to the repertoire listed above.
Virtual Performance Interview Dates