Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra Youth Jazz Soloist Audition!
Soloing over the orchestra!
Have you ever wanted to be a guest soloist IMPROVISING with a symphony orchestra? Here's your chance to be a soloist with the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra on stage during their concert on a unique piece by Mason Bates called "Mothership".
KSO would like to feature between 2-4 youth soloists from the Jazz & Creative Institute who improvise to be featured on this piece in front of a live audience on their Oct 20, 2019 Family Discovery Concert at Chenery Auditorium (https://www.kalamazoosymphony.com/calendar/icarus-edge-time-daniel-brier-conductor). Find out more info below, and email email@example.com with any other questions you might have.
Performance: Oct 20, 2019 - 3pm @ Chenery Auditorium (https://www.kalamazoosymphony.com/calendar/icarus-edge-time-daniel-brier-conductor)
Required Dress Rehearsal: Oct 19, 2019 - 1-3:00pm @ Chenery Auditorium
Age Requirement: 13-18 (younger accepted with teachers recommendation)
Instruments: All improvising instrumentalists/vocalists.
Audition Registration Deadline: Sept 19, 2019
Audition Date/Time: Sept 22, 2019 - 6-8pm @ JCI - Once registered, you will receive an audition date/time within the next few days.
Audition Material: You will be asked to play the whole 2nd movement of "Mothership". Download the lead sheet here (Score available upon request).
In the audition, you will play along with this track for the solo section which does not include a soloist (Solo section starts at 2:02):
To help you prepare you can hear another recording with a clarinet soloist here (Solo section is from 1:55):