Jazz Band Audition Information

Jazz Band Audtion Information

University Jazz Combo (UJ01)
Auditions Requirements - TBA - Horrace Young, (713) 313-7316
A limited number of Jazz band grants will be awarded on the basis of a) departmental need b) the ability of the student and c) the availability of funds.

Big Band Auditions
Enroll in Jazz Band (UJ02)

  1. Melodic Instruments - (wind, piano, Vocalist, Guitar and Bass) Play (sing) the the melodic line of any jazz work which best shows yours interpretation.
  2. Sight Read - Jazz Literature
  3. Rhythm Section - Play "Time" in three of the following four idioms: Swing, Latin, Funk (Fusion or Rock) and Jazz waltz Drummers play solo work in the following continuous format:
  4. 8 bars time 8 bars solo
    4 bars time 4 bars solo
    2 bars time 2 bars solo

Drummers may choose the style (swing, funk, etc.) that they wish to play for solo work. For additional information, please contact:

Dr. Howard Harris
Dept. of Fine Arts
Texas Southern University
3100 Cleburne Street
Houston, TX, 77004
Phone: (713) 313-7316

Private Instruction
Private instruction is available for all instruments for one or two semester hours of credit. Instruction is offered for levels of ability from beginning through advanced. For information contact the Department of Fine Arts.