Vocal Jazz Singers

Senior Jazz - Vocal

Conductor: Kim Stamps

 

FESTIVAL REPERTOIRE

 



AUDITIONS

Required Selection (s)
Sight Reading
Scales
Improvisation

 

Selected audition songs are TBD
 
One excerpt (SATB parts, measures all the same) will be chosen per tune on the day of the audition from the following three choices:

 
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 (5 bars) and improvise on two choruses of Jamie Aebersol's 12-bar B-flat blues.  Students will listen to one chorus of B-flat blues and then scat over two choruses of B-flat blues.  Examples of previous sight-singing may be found on the ILMEA website.



LEADERSHIP

Jazz Division Rep.                                            
Mark A. Tessereau
Belleville East High School
2555 West Blvd.
Belleville, IL 62221
d6jazzband@ilmea.org

Vocal Jazz Chair                          
Timothy Hassall
d6vocaljazz@ilmea.org

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