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Senior Vocal Jazz

Jacob Smetters Senior Vocal Jazz Representative
Meredosia-Chambersburg High School



Senior Jazz Audition information


Senior Level Vocal Jazz Audition Music Selection # 1 - Latin 

*How Deep Is the Ocean (How High is the Sky)

arr. Rosana Eckert Hal Leonard 08745369 SATB

How Deep Ocean Sample mp3 (2.3 MB) 

Senior Level Vocal Jazz Audition Selection # 2 - Swing

*Bye Bye Blackbird

Arr. Steve Zegree Hal Leonard 00121776 SATB

Bye Bye Blackbird Sample mp3 (2.5 MB)


Repertoire for the concert - NOT for audition

Nature Boy by Kerry Marsh

Dream with the Angels by Michele Weir


These are the links for purchase.  There are also great recordings in the links that the students who make the ensemble should study in preparation for the day of the festival.



1 Required Selections **

2. Sight-reading

3. Scales and rhythm patterns

            a. One octave half-step scale

            b. One octave blues scale

            c. One swing rhythm pattern

 4. Improvisation- Jamey Aebersold Blues in Bb



Vocal Jazz

Note Accuracy – 10

Intonation – 10

Rhythm – 10

Diction – 10

Interp – 10

Tone – 20

Sight Reading – 10

½ Step – 10

Blues – 10

Improv – 10 

District 1 District 2 District 3 District 4 District 5 District 6 District 7 District 8 District 9