I’m really looking forward to making music with you in the spring. Even though the first two weeks of spring classes are remote, our plan is to complete auditions through submitted videos before classes begin, assign players to bands, then begin rehearsing the week of January 25 (even though those first two weeks will be fully remote for all).
If you would like to audition for the Jazz Ensemble, see audition specifics below. If you are going to be fully remote for the spring, Greg Evans’s jazz ensemble will be fully remote. Please also complete an audition as indicated below, but be sure to indicate your remote status when you send the video.
All the materials you’ll need to prepare your audition video are in this linked Dropbox folder for you to download:
Please use “WeTransfer.com” to submit contiguous, unedited videos of your auditions to me at my email address (email@example.com) no later than Thursday, January 21 at noon. When you submit it, in the “Message” field, be absolutely sure to indicate whether you will be in person or remote in the spring.
Below are the specifics for how to prepare your audition video. You may notice that my tune “Now, Out of Here” bears something of resemblance to the standard song “Out of Nowhere.” To help you prepare, I encourage you to listen to many different recordings of “Out of Nowhere.” A few years ago I put a bunch of recordings into this folder, but I encourage you to do your own research, too.