Join the RIT Jazz Ensemble this fall!
Fall 2022 Audition Information
RIT has several jazz ensembles with rehearsals taking place on different nights of the week. Jazz auditions will take place in Annex 907 between 8/21 – 8/24 and Students can sign up for individual times by following the link below:
The audition will consist of:
- Major scale(s)
- Sight reading a section of a big band chart
*Guitar/piano/bass should be prepared to read chord changes and written notes
*Drummers should be prepared to demonstrate different grooves ie. swing, bossa nova, rock, etc…
*OPTIONAL* soloing over a concert Bb or F blues (not required)
*OPTIONAL* prepared piece of your choice (not required)
Students may continue to contact Karl Stabnau directly firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or if they need to schedule an alternate time to audition.
About RIT Jazz
RIT jazz ensembles provide opportunities for students who play saxophone, trumpet, trombone, guitar, piano, bass, and drums to perform in a jazz big band setting. The ensembles emphasize jazz articulation and phrasing, rhythm and groove, and playing as part of a section. Students can also learn concepts of jazz improvisation although it is not a requirement for playing in an ensemble. Repertoire for RIT jazz ensembles include traditional music from Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Thad Jones as well as newer contemporary pieces from various composers.
When and Where
Open to the Public