Jazz Audition Requirements: Drums

How to Apply:

  1. Prepare the materials listed below.
  2. Complete the online application
  3. Upload your audition/portfolio materials.

The priority application date is February 15, 2013.

Required Materials:

All drum auditions must be submitted on video.

Video file #1: A short excerpt of a recording with a big band or combo to demonstrate ensemble playing

Video file #2: Play time in the following styles: Slow Swing (mm=@100), fast swing (mm=@200), bossa nova, samba, funk or hip/hop. If possible, record this with a bass player or combo.

Video file #3: Closed or buzz roll starting at ppp, making a gradual crescendo to fff by beat 9 and gradual decrescendo back to ppp by beat 16. MM=60. Steady, single stroke roll as fast as possible.

Video file #4: A short excerpt performing with a combo to demonstrate small grou playing. Trading 8s or 4s with a soloist is recommended.