Audition Information

Jazz Trumpet Requirements

(no prescreen required)

Undergraduate

Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies (B.M.)
Bachelor of Science in Music and an Outside Field (Jazz Studies Emphasis) (B.S.O.F.)

Graduate

Master of Music in Jazz Studies

Performer Diploma in Jazz Studies

Undergraduate Requirements

Undergraduate applicants should prepare:

  • Play the melody and improvise on two tunes from memory: one tune selected from the list below, and one additional tune that is not a blues, "rhythm changes" tune, or ballad. 
    • Required audition repertoire (select one):
      • All Things You Are                                 
      • Joy Spring
      • There Will Never Be Another You            
      • Groovin' High
      • Half Nelson                                          
      • On Green Dolphin Street
      • Stella by Starlight                                 
      • Have You Met Miss Jones?
      • What Is This Thing Called Love?             
      • Confirmation
  • Students should prepare major scales (and their modes), whole tone, diminished and ascending melodic minor scales (and their modes).
  • Auditionees may be asked to sight-read chord changes and typical jazz ensemble parts.

Graduate Requirements

M.M. Applicants should prepare:

  • Prepare major scales (and their modes), whole tone, diminished and ascending melodic minor scales (and their modes).
  • Play the melody and improvise from memory on the chord changes of one tune from each of the following three lists.
    • Bebop tunes: Groovin' High, Half Nelson, Confirmation, Donna Lee, Joy Spring, Stablemates.
    • Standard tunes: All The Things You Are, Stella By Starlight, What Is  This Thing Called Love?, Star Eyes, Alone Together, There Will Never Be Another You, Have You Met Miss Jones?, On Green Dolphin Street
    • Post-bop tunes: Giant Steps, Moment's Notice, Bolivia, Inner Urge, Dolphin Dance, Moontrane.
  • Auditionees may be asked to sight-read chord changes and typical jazz ensembles parts.