Co-Director of Jazz Studies - Piano
Co-Director of Jazz Studies - Acoustic Bass
Rob Lockart | Saxophone
Howard "Howie" Shear | Trumpet
John Daversa | Trumpet/Composition
Bob McChesney | Trombone
Gary Fukushima | Piano
John Pisano | Guitar
Larry Koonse | Guitar
Darek "Oles" Oleszkiewicz | Bass
Don Kasper | Bass
Jerry Steinholtz | Latin Percussion
Nick Mancini | Vibraphone
Gregg Bissonette | Drums
Richard "Dick"Weller | Drums
David Joyce | Voice & Vocal Jazz Ensemble
AUDITION AREAS & REQUIREMENTS
Auditioning for CSU Northridge Jazz Studies --
Jazz Studies applicants now have the opportunity to prepare a recorded audition
and submit it for evaluation at "ArtsApp".
Auditioning via ARTSAPP
Students may submit prescreening recordings online through the CSU Northridge Jazz portal, at www.artsapp.com/csun -- All audition materials should be submitted by December 14, 2011. Please note that ArtsApp is for programs that require prescreening, and a separate application to the University is required [see below]. Students who qualify will be invited to live auditions held on the CSU Northridge campus scheduled for February 2012.
ArtsApp accepts the following format types:
- Audio (.mp3, .mp4, .m4a)
- Video (.asf, .avi, .flv, .mov, .m4v, .mp4, .mpg, .mvb, .swf, .wmv)
- Images (.bmp, .gif, .jpg, .jpeg, .png, .tiff)
- Documents (.doc, .pdf, .xls)
Total portfolio size should be under 6 GB, with a maximum file size of 1.2 GB. Please upload each piece as its own file. If you are uploading a video, please use a broadband connection (plugin your computer, not just wifi) for a faster upload.
Click here to be taken to www.artsapp.com/csun
Apply to CSU Northridge
Students must first apply for admission to the University. Click here to be taken to www.csumentor.com to file an application
for admission to the University.
AUDITION REQUIREMENTS AND PROCEDURE
1 -- Jazz Standards - Winds, Brass, Piano, Guitar, Double Bass, Vibes, Drums/Percussion:
Prepare 3 "standard" tunes:
3-Straight eighth (bossa nova, samba)
Winds, Brass, Piano, Guitar, Double Bass, Vibes:
a) Improvise on each tune
b) Embellish the melody using jazz interpretation
c) Pianists and Guitarists may play one standard unaccompanied
Drums and Percussion:
*In addition to the above, prepare a solo piece (2-5 minutes-sticks and brushes) demonstrating various styles including:
-SWING: med. swing, fast swing, shuffle, funk (hip-hop),
-STRAIGHT EIGHTHS: straight 8th (bossa nova, mambo, salsa, samba, songo etc.)
2 -- "Blues" in any key of your choice. Winds, Brass, Piano, Guitar, Double Bass, Vibes:
• Be able to play a melody (head) and improvise.
Some examples of Standards:
All The Things You Are, Autumn Leaves, Blue Bossa, But Beautiful, Darn That Dream, My Romance, There Will Never Be Another You, Yesterdays, Watch What Happens, Trustee, Like Someone in Love, Take the A Train,There Is No Greater Love.
Some examples of Blues:
Sonny Moon for Two, Tenor Madness, Blues Walk, Straight No Chaser, Footprints, All Blues, Blue Monk, Billie's Bounce, Now's the Time.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: December 14, 2011