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RJAM Auditions


Spring 2024

Auditions for Spring semester entry are arranged individually the week of November 13 following the application deadline. 

Fall 2024

In-person auditions for Fall semester entry are as follows and subject to change. Students are reminded not to book travel until their audition slot has been confirmed by the Office of Admission. Audition slots will be released mid-December.

  • January 28
  • February 4 
  • Zoom appointments may be available on February 25 contingent on area needs.




Applicants must submit a prescreening recording with their application by the application deadline. Applicants must submit unedited audiovisual recordings.

Please prepare five selections from the following categories. Each 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

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

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


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


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


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


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

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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