Rutgers Youth Jazz Ensemble auditions Thursday, Oct. 27

Rutgers Youth Jazz Ensemble Auditions are set for Thursday, October 27.

This elite group is open to serious high school musicians. The group, under the direction of Dave Miller and the esteemed Mason Gross jazz faculty, meets 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, November to May, to build a solid foundation for jazz performance in both small- and large-group settings.

Rehearsals incorporate lessons in ensemble playing, ear training, theory and improvisation. An audition is required. Call the Extension Division office at 732-932-8618 or send an email to schedule an audition slot.

Rutgers Youth Jazz Ensemble Audition Requirement:

The audition will consist of the student being asked to play major scales, and improvise on a Bb Blues with recorded accompaniment. Drum Set students will play jazz and Latin feels, playing with a live soloist.

Rutgers Summer Jazz Institute participants and past participants of the Rutgers Youth Jazz Ensemble are exempt from the audition requirement.

How to Enroll
Enrollment opens on October 28, 2011, following conclusion of auditions. Accepted students only may register online or by calling the Extension Division office at 732-932-8618. Cost per year is $485.