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RJAM Auditions

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RJAM Auditions

Collegiate Apply / Request Information

Dates

Fall 2024 Audition Dates Are Coming Soon.

Requirements

If you have questions about your song selections within these requirements, please first consult with your current private teacher or other mentor.

All RJAM applicants are required to submit unedited audiovisual recordings fulfilling the prescreening requirements listed below with the application. Applicants will be informed if they are invited to attend an audition or have been denied in prescreening.

Prescreening

Applicants must submit a prescreening recording with their application by December 1.

Each of these four selections should not exceed six minutes, and in total, should not exceed 30 minutes. You may select songs from the Final Audition list to fulfill one or more prescreening requirements.

  • Medium-tempo blues
  • Up-tempo jazz standard
  • Latin, rock, or funk tune
  • Ballad
  • Bebop tune

Final Audition

Select two songs from each genre.

American Songbook/Standards

  • Don’t Get Around Much Anymore - C
  • In A Mellow Tone - Ab
  • In Your Own Sweet Way - Eb
  • Joy Spring - F
  • Just Friends - G
  • My Romance - Bb
  • On Green Dolphin St.
  • Up Jumped Spring - Bb

Ballad

  • Angel Eyes - C min
  • Body and Soul - Db
  • My One and Only Love - C
  • When Sunny Gets Blue - F

Bebop

  • Anthropology - Bb
  • Blues For Alice - F
  • Confirmation - F
  • Donna Lee - Ab
  • Groovin High - Eb

Blues

  • Bessie’s Blues - Eb
  • Billie’s Bounce - F
  • Straight, No Chaser - F
  • Tenor Madness - Bb

Latin

  • Blue Bossa - C min
  • Desafinado - E
  • How Insensitive - D min
  • Recorda Me - A min
  • The Girl from Ipanema F
Drummers 

In addition to the requirements listed above, be able to play a few bars of the following:

  • Swing feel medium and fast tempo
  • Brushes on a ballad
  • Funk pattern
  • Samba
  • Bossa
  • Songo

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