Vocal Jazz Singers

Senior Vocal Jazz




Deadline for Senior Audition Nominations
September 23, 2015 at 11:59 pm

Senior Auditions
October 13, 2015, Carl Sandburg High School in Orland Park, IL

Junior/Senior Jazz Festival
November 14, 2015 at Downers Grove North High School in Downers Grove, IL 

Brian Covey, President
Lockport Township High School
1333 East Seventh Street
Lockport, IL 60441
(815) 588–8494

Senior Vocal Jazz Representative
Stacy Cunningham


Festival Information:

All Festival Information will be found under the Festival Day Information Page to the left.

Senior auditions are governed by the ILMEA state requirements found on the "divisions" pages of this website. However, there are specific District 1 audition procedures listed below for reference:

District 1 will once again have THREE VOCAL JAZZ ENSEMBLES at the 2016 District 1 Jazz Festival!!!!!  Two of these ensembles are performing on the concerts. The third ensemble is a Vocal Jazz LAB CHOIR open to grades eight through twelve!!! Please see the descriptions below: 


District 1 Honors Vocal Jazz Ensemble 

TWELVE voices will be selected for this ensemble.  Voicing will be determined by the clinician, but will most likely be four sopranos, four altos, four tenors and four basses.  


The 2016 District 1 Honors Vocal Jazz Ensemble Clinician is Mr. Drew Dahan from Illinois Weslean University.  To learn more about Mr. Dahan, CLICK HERE.  


District 1 Vocal Jazz Ensemble

Thirty-two voices will be selected for this ensemble. Voicing is the same as past years: eight sopranos, eight altos, eight tenors and eight basses.  


The 2016 Clinician will be Mrs. Sarah Catt from Elk Grove High School.  To learn more about Mrs. Catt, CLICK HERE.


District 1 Vocal Jazz Lab Choir

OPEN ENROLLMENT for 9th - 12th Grade Singers interested in learning more about Vocal Jazz and the ILMEA Vocal Jazz Auditions are invited to attend.  


No Experience Necessary!!!    

No Audition necessary!!

A DIRECTOR NOMINATION is required for participation.  

There is NO OUTSIDE PREPARATION for this group.  


All you need is a desire to learn and a pencil!!  Everything else will be provided by the clinicians.  This group will not perform at the concert, but they will get into watch the District I Vocal Jazz Ensembles perform as part of their experience.  


Mr. Mike Bultman (Lincoln Way Central High School), Mr. Chad Goetz (Lockport Township High School) & Mr. Matt Granger (Lincoln Way East High School) will be the clinicians for Vocal Jazz Lab Choir.  Click on their name to learn more about them! 


To Nominate Your students, CLICK HERE



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


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


Bye Bye Blackbird Sample mp3 (2.5 MB)

2016-17 Senior Vocal Jazz Part Tracks


These tracks are provided by Mr. Cory Jones (Rochelle High School).  THANK YOU, Mr. Jones, for providing these practice tracks to the entire state!  


Please share this information with your students!  Please encourage your students to participate in one of these ensembles by auditioning or nominating them to be a part of the District 1 Vocal Jazz Lab Choir!! 


Vocal Jazz Audition Procedures


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