auditions

The WIlliam & Mary Jazz Ensemble provides a unique opportunity that balances high-level music making with a rich social experience. In addition to regular performances, Jazz Ensemble members take part in a variety of opportunities such as tours, new music premieres, guest artist collaborations, and recording projects. While highly accomplished and active in music, the Jazz Ensemble musicians pursue a wide variety of academic majors and professional interests.

All William & Mary students are eligible to audition for the Ensemble at the start of the Fall Semester, and once accepted, will be able to register for the Jazz Ensemble course on Banner. Sign-ups for audition times will become available on the ensemble’s bulletin board in Ewell Hall during the Orientation period. Students interested in joining the Jazz Ensemble must audition at the start of both the Fall or Spring semesters.

horn requirements

  1. one prepared tune [either up-tempo, latin, or ballad]
  2. sight reading
  3. solo over changes [optional]

vocalist requirements

  1. one prepared tune [either up-tempo, latin, or ballad]
  2. sight reading

rhythm requirements

  1. demonstrate comfort in various feels including: swing/latin/afro-cuban/ballad/funk
  2. sight reading
  3. solo over changes [optional]