Jazz & Creative Institute

2019/2020 JCI Large Ensembles Application

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Thanks for your interest in joining our large ensembles in 2019/2020! We have an exciting year ahead of us and hope to have you be a part of it.

Jazz & Creative Institute Audition-Based Ensembles Information and Application

  1. For adults: Kalamazoo Adult Jazz Band

  2. For youth: Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Kalamazoo Youth Jazz Orchestra, Kalamazoo Youth Lab Band (you may audition for both our vocal and/or instrumental ensembles if you’d like)

  3. For all: Additional special ensembles may be formed.

Please review the program information and audition preparation documents via the button links below. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to get in touch with us at any point via phone/text (269-350-4311) or email (benje@jazzandcreative.com).


Vocal Jazz Ensemble Auditions (Youth)

Deadline to apply: OCTOBER 14. All audition dates and times will be confirmed and sent out by this date. Anyone registering after this date will be given a slot if there are any available times left.

Audition dates, times, & location: OCTOBER 18 (4-8pm) and OCTOBER 19 (10am-2pm). Jazz & Creative Institute (310 N. Rose St. Kalamazoo, MI)

Announcement of acceptance: OCTOBER 21. All will be notified by email.

First rehearsal: NOVEMBER 3.

 

Instrumental Jazz Orchestra Auditions (Youth & Adult)

Deadline to apply: OCTOBER 21. All audition dates and times will be confirmed and sent out by this date. Anyone registering after this date will be given a slot if there are any available times left.

Audition dates, times, & location: OCTOBER 25 (4-8pm) and OCTOBER 26 (10am-2pm). Jazz & Creative Institute (310 N. Rose St. Kalamazoo, MI)

Announcement of acceptance: OCTOBER 28. All will be notified by email.

First rehearsal: NOVEMBER 5 (KAJB) and NOVEMBER 6 (KYJO/KYJLB).

 

2019 - 2020 Jazz & Creative Institute Large Ensemble Audition Application Form

SECTION 1: BASIC INFORMATION
We're so glad you're going to audition and we can't wait to meet you (if we don't know you already) and hear you sing and/or play. If you would like to audition for more than one ensemble (for example, youth jazz orchestra AND youth vocal jazz ensemble), submit just one form with all the questions answered. • Application deadlines are as follows: Vocal Jazz Ensemble: October 14th All Instrumental Ensembles: October 21st
Student's Name *
Student's Name
Enter the name of the person auditioning.
Student Phone *
Student Phone
Please list your current age.
N/A for adult applicants.
If you choose "Middle School", please email teacher recommendation letter to jazzandcreative@gmail.com to complete your audition application. Select "adult" if over 18.
Parent/Guardian Name
Parent/Guardian Name
N/A for adult applicants.
Parent/Guardian Phone
Parent/Guardian Phone
N/A for adult applicants.
Emergency Contact Name *
Emergency Contact Name
Emergency Contact's Phone *
Emergency Contact's Phone
SECTION 2: FOR INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLES ONLY (BOTH YOUTH & ADULT)
If you are only applying for the Youth Vocal Jazz Ensemble, you can skip to the next section.
SECTION 3: FOR YOUTH VOCAL ENSEMBLE ONLY
Skip these questions if you are not auditioning for the Vocal Jazz Ensemble.
What is your lowest and highest note?
SECTION 4: FOR ALL APPLICANTS (VOCAL & INSTRUMENTAL)
If Yes, please list private instructors, how many years of study and any other notes you'd like us to know. If No, leave blank.
If you sing or play any other instruments you'd like us to know about, please list them here with number of years and any other information you'd like to include.
How would you describe the level you are at as a jazz improviser?
If none, just put "none."
If selected, I am interested in being in the following ensembles: *
Please check all that apply!
For vocalists: Friday, October 18 (4pm-8pm) & Saturday, October 19 (10am-2pm) For instrumentalists: Friday, October 25 (4pm-8pm) & Saturday, October 26 (10am-2pm)
SECTION 5: PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT