The 2016 OMEA All-State Jazz Ensemble Page
INFORMATION FOR THE 2016 ALL-STATE JAZZ ENSEMBLE (2015 auditions)
2015-2016 All-State Jazz Ensemble
Doug Styers, Chair (Contact Information at Directory)
Audition Registration this year is on-line.
All- State Jazz Auditions 2015 (for 2016 Ensemble)
The date for auditions for the 2016 All–State Jazz Ensemble is November 21, 2015, at Midwest City High School.
All-OMEA Audition Application Deadlines:
September 19, 2015 ($15.00)
September 26, 2015 (triple fee, $40.00)
September 27, 2015 (emergency entry fee $100)
Applications are available at the OMEA website, www.okmea.org
Prepared audition selection for horns, guitar, piano, bass and vibes:
Etude No. 3 from Etudes for the Developing Jazz Musician, by Will Campbell (Stonemill Music www.stonemillmusic.com)
Prepared selection for drummers:
High Maintenance. (Demo Track 29, Play-Along Track 32) from The Music of Gordon Goodwin Play-Along Series, Vol. 4) (www.alfred.com)
Drummers will also play sixteen bars each of the following styles:
Funk at 110 bpm; Swing at 100 bpm; Double–Time Swing at 220 bpm; Double–Time Swing Trading Fours (four bars of time, four bars of solo) at 220 bpm; Samba at 220 bpm; and Jazz Waltz at 220 bpm; Drummers will play each sixteen–bar phrase in prescribed order, as one continuous etude, then after a short pause, play eight bars of swing ballad with brushes at 80 bpm.
The auditions site will provide a drum set. Students who want to use their own drum sets need to set–up in the band room by 8:00 AM on the day of the audition.
All Students will sight-read following their prepared audition.
An optional improvisation audition can add up to five additional points to the overall score. Interested students will play two, twelve-bar blues choruses in the key of F. The accompaniment source for the audition is from Maiden Voyage, vol. 54, track #10 Tootsie (Jamey Aebersold, Inc., www. Jazzbooks.com) This separate audition is optional but strongly encouraged.
Students who try out for lead trumpet must be in the top five trumpet scores to make the band.
The committee will select a bass trombonist from the top five auditions.
OCDA Choir Rhythm Section:
The selected rhythm section for the jazz ensemble will also perform for the All-OCDA High School Jazz Chorus at the OCDA conference, held the week before OMEA conference in January
Please contact Doug Styers if you need any more information. (contact information in this web site directory.)