Admission to the Music Department

VOICE, Jazz - specific audition requirements

Scales

  • Sing a major and a minor scale using scat syllables.

 

Sightreading

  • Expect to read from a big band chart or "lead sheet."
  • Expect to improvise over two choruses of blues (medium tempo) in the key of the applicant's choosing.
  • Expect to improvise over one chorus of a 32-bar jazz standard (up, medium, or slow) in the key of the applicant's choosing.

 

 

Two Contrasting Prepared Pieces

  • Selections should be jazz standards: one medium/up tempo and the other a ballad (good examples found in - but not limited to - the list below)
    • All the Things You Are, Body and Soul, Autumn Leaves, Satin Doll, There Will Never Be Another You, Just Friends, I'll Remember April, etc.

 

NOTE: An accompanist will be provided by the college if the repertoire is received 2 weeks before the audition. If the applicant brings a prerecorded (CD) accompaniment, a boombox will be provided.

 

 

To schedule an audition, or for more information, please contact:

Audition Coordinator
Moravian College Music Department
1200 Main Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018
Music Office (610) 861-1650
FAX (610) 861-1657
music@moravian.edu