2018 IMEC Conductors
Honors Jazz Ensemble – Antonio Garcia, Virginia Commonwealth University
Honors Jazz Combo – Geof Bradfield, Northern Illinois University
All-State Jazz Ensemble – Josh Thompson, Lake Zurich High School
SENIOR LEVEL 2017-18 INSTRUMENTAL JAZZ REQUIRED SELECTION
A Question of Hope
Antonio J. Garcia
Kendor Music Publications #43362
Improvising over Contemporary Harmonies Using Common Tones
an article previously published in the January, 2017 issue of Down Beat magazine by Antonio Garcia featuring information about the ILMEA comission "A Question of Hope."
SENIOR LEVEL INSTRUMENTAL IMPROVISATION MATERIALS
Auditions for the All-State Ensembles at the IMEC in January will utilize Billie's Bounce for all students, and Bb Rhythm changes for those who choose to audition for the Honors Jazz Combo. Each district will use either Billie's Bounce, or the Aebersold version of F blues. Please check your district website to confirm the correct improvisation for your district audition.
Lead Sheets and audio files are for improvisation audition and practice only. The melody is not part of the audition requirement.
ILMEA JAZZ RETIRED SIGHT READING EXAMPLES, composed by Doug Stone
Directors and students are encouarage to download these materials for sight reading practice. New material will be used for future auditions, composed by Adam Larson