Jazz Juries

Jazz Juries:
A performance jury of 10 – 15 minutes is required of all jazz studies majors at the end of Fall and Spring terms.

Transcriptions: You are expected to prepare and perform one extended solo each term. Transcriptions are to be performed by memory w/recording (supplied by the the student) during designated jazz master class sessions.  Transcriptions may also be required to be performed at end of term juries.

Performance: You will be asked to supply the jury panel with standard repertoire studied and prepared for performance over the term. The panel will select one or two selections for performance from your list. Be prepared to play common intros, endings, and to improvise over the song form with or without accompaniment.  All repertoire must be performed by memory.

Sight-Reading: Each student will be expected to perform written lines and/or improvise on sight.  Transposing instruments are expected to to read in written and concert pitches.  Bass clef instruments are expected to read in both bass and treble clef.

Comment forms are to be completed by each student prior to his/her performance and submitted to the panel at the time of the jury.

Jury Comment Forms
Drum Set Jury Comment Forms 

Jazz Juries for Drummers:
Transcriptions: You are expected to prepare and perform one extended solo each term. Transcriptions are to be performed by memory w/recording (supplied by the the student) during designated jazz master class sessions.  Transcriptions may also be required to be performed at end of term juries.

Grooves:  You are expected to prepare and perform 4 new grooves per term.   These are to performed w/ recording (supplied by the student).  The goal is to play these spot on…with every note and gesture in place (accents, dynamics, etc.)

Performance:  You will be asked to supply the jury panel with standard repertoire studied and prepared for performance over the term.  The panel will select one or two selections for performance from your list.  Be prepared to play common intros, endings, and to improvise over the song form.  All repertoire must be performed by memory.

Sight-Reading: Drummers are expected to read and interpret small group and big band charts on sight.  In addition, they are asked to read written lines in both treble and bass clef on keyboard.