2019 IMEC Conductors
Honors Jazz Ensemble - Scott Ninmer – “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band
Honors Jazz Combo - Tony Kidonakis – VanderCook College of Music
All-State Jazz Ensemble – Andrew Russell – Vernon Hills High School
SENIOR LEVEL 2018-19 INSTRUMENTAL JAZZ REQUIRED SELECTION
Kendor Music Publications #43102
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