Vocal Jazz Singers

Senior Jazz - Vocal


John Musick (jmusick@lths.net)


Devil May Care (Marsh)
The Nearness of You (arr. Kirby Shaw)
So Danco Samba (Wier)
Your Mind Is on Vacation (Eckert) 


Required Selection (s)
Sight Reading


Audition will consist of singing through a short passage (approximately 8-12 bars) in each of the two All-State pieces (How Deep is the Ocean [How High is the Sky] arr. Rosana Eckert and Bye Bye Blackbird arr. Steve Zegree).  Students will be asked to sing through the chromatic scale and the blues scale.  They can sing using solfedge or a neutral syllable.  Sopranos and tenors will sing in the high key, beginning on E-flat for both scales, and altos and basses will sing in the low key, beginning on C for both scales.  In addition to the prepared pieces and scales, students will be asked to sight sing through a short swing passage (approximately 4 bars) and improvise on two choruses of Jamie Aebersol's 12-bar B-flat blues.  Examples of previous sight-singing may be found on the ILMEA website.


Jazz Division Rep.                                            
Mark A. Tessereau
Belleville East High School
2555 West Blvd.
Belleville, IL 62221

Vocal Jazz Chair                          
Timothy Hassall

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