All-State Jazz Ensemble

 

Important Dates and Audition Location

  • Audition date and location will be set by each district. Check your district calendar.
  • All recorded auditions must be received by the Jazz Division Chair no later than September 17, 2018.

Fees

  • $15 per audition paid to the district. District Director will submit a single district check for all audition entries to the Jazz Division Chair. Check should be made out to LMEA.

Form

  • All forms related to All-State Jazz Ensemble auditions can be found on the All-State Forms page.

Audition Process

  • There is a single audition for All-State Jazz Ensemble. District level auditions will be audio recorded by the District Director or the district’s Jazz Chair.  See “Audition Process/Script. 
  • These recordings will be submitted to the Jazz Division Chairperson for adjudication. See “Directions for District Directors.” 
  • Any recordings that do not follow these procedures will be disqualified.

Scales

  • Wind and Rhythm Players:  Required scales include selected blues, major, chromatic, and “other” scales. A copy of the scales for each instrument can be downloaded here.
  • There is a 4-year rotation of scales.

Set I – 2017-18  
Set II – 2018-19  New this year

Prepared Material and Audition Tracks

  • All audition material and audition tracks, can be found on this site.
  • There is a 4-year rotation of prepared selections:

Set I  –  2017-18
     Music Selections
     Audition Tracks

Set II –  2018-19 New this year
     Music Selections
     Audition Tracks
Set III
– 2019-20

Set IV – 2020-21 

Sight-Reading

  • All students will sight read a short selection.
  • Sight-reading selections will be provided by the jazz division chair prior to the audition.

Equipment

  • Check with your district director or jazz chair to find out what equipment will be available for auditions.

Additional information can be found in the LMEA Handbook

Results

  • The audition results for all instruments can be found under All-State Audition Results.