APPLY NOW FOR 2020

To apply for Young Women’s Jazz Orchestra for 2020, send us a video audition to ywjosydney@gmail.com by 23RD DECEMBER 2019. See below for audition requirements!

AUDITION
REQUIREMENTS.

Horns/Piano/Bass

Scales (please play 2 octaves where possible):

  • Major scales – F, D, Eb, Ab, B
  • Harmonic minor – E, G, C, F#, C#
  • Chromatic – 2 octaves starting on a note of your choice

Own choice:

  • 1 piece/excerpt in a jazz style, 1-2 minutes in length, optional improvised solo (if playing a solo, backing track or accompanist is optional. Check out Learn Jazz Standards for backing tracks!

Sight-reading:

  • Big band excerpt (for piano and bass this will include notation and chord symbols). Email us the day before you plan to record your audition and we will email you the big band chart.

Drums

Scales 

  • F major
  • D major
  • A harmonic minor

Own choice:

  • 1 piece/excerpt in a jazz style, 1-2 minutes in length, optional improvised solo. Play along with a backing track or accompanist is optional. Check out Learn Jazz Standards for backing tracks!

Sight-reading:

  • Big band excerpt. Email us the day before you plan to record your audition and we will email you the big band chart.

Demonstrate the following feels in varying tempos:

  • swing feel
  • latin feel
  • your choice of a time signature other than 4/4 (e.g. 3/4, 5/4, 6/8)