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 Hello, aspiring jazz vocalists! - The Jazz Vocal Ensemble is looking for singers!

The Jazz Vocal Ensemble, led by Catherine Gale, features jazz for voices, both a cappella and accompanied by their own band.  They perform at least 4 times per year.

All Ithaca College students regardless of major are eligible to audition for placement into the Jazz Vocal Ensemble. 


Auditions for the ensemble will be held on Thursday August 30th with slots beginning at 6PM in The Brown Jazz room (1103) until all interested singers have been heard.

Please note that everyone who is interested (even those who have previously been in the group) must sign-up prior to (and audition on) Thursday, August 30th.

Any students wishing to audition should sign up for a time slot on the sheet posted by the 3rd floor circle entrance near the Husa Library.

The materials needed to prepare for audition for placement into this year's IC Jazz Vocal Ensemble are available for download online.  Please read everything & download any audition documents you may need in keys that suit you:

The audition will last roughly 8 minutes. There will be an "audition interview" sheet you should fill out BEFORE your audition time. You should be prepared to:

1) Sing a song of your choice (jazz standard preferred) PLEASE bring music for your song! I will accompany you on the piano, or you may accompany yourself, or bring an accompanist.

2) Sing a chromatic scale up & down- Starting note of you choice

3) Sight-sing a short part from a 4-part jazz vocal arrangement.

4) Improvise (scat-sing or make up a melody with words) over a chord progression of your choice. If you have never improvised vocally, I will play a standard 12-bar blues progression and see how you react vocally to what you're hearing.

The Jazz Vocal Ensemble meets Tuesday & Thursday evenings 6:05-7:55 PM. Concert dates are October 6(10:00 AM), November 2, December 3, and May 1.

Music majors may receive .5 elective credit for the ensemble, non-music majors may receive 1 liberal arts credit.

Rhythm section players interested in playing the in the group should audition during the Jazz Ensemble auditions with Jazz Studies Director Mike Titlebaum at ( ) and contact the director Catherine Gale at .

I look forward to hearing you!

-Catherine Gale, Director ICJVE

If you have questions please email

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Catherine Gale at or (607) 274-3171. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

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