Jazz Ensemble Auditions

Auditions for:

  • Jazz Orchestra - Doug Leibinger (MUS 390) - W 6:00-8:40 PM
  • Women's Jazz Ensemble (MUS 390) - TBA
  • Jazz Combo -  Ian Carey  (MUS 391) Mon 1:00-3:40 PM
  • Latin Band - Kendrick Freeman (MUS 379) Thu 1:00-3:40 PM

Placement in all jazz ensembles is through audition.

Jazz ensembles are open to all students, regardless of major.

All jazz majors must audition for a jazz ensemble.


Doug Leibinger Headshot

Dr. Doug Leibinger, Director of Jazz Studies

Audition Dates

Wednesday, August 18
GMC Room 1029
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM



  • Download your audition etude (Scroll to the page for your instrument)
  • This etude is written over an F blues. Prepare the etude and improvised choruses with the Youtube play-along
  • Bring a play-along with a tune of your choice to improvise on (optional for jazz orchestra). We will also sight-read.


  • Be ready to play various styles - i.e. swing, bossa, samba, afro, salsa, jazz waltz, etc.


  • Please bring two contrasting tunes to sing w/play-along if possible (you may also use an accompanist.)