Tertiary Jazz Pre-audition Workshop Conservatorium Open Academy

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Tertiary Jazz Pre-audition Workshop

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

Are you planning to audition for a Conservatorium tertiary degree in jazz? Be well informed about the audition requirements and process so you can achieve your best result in this highly competitive field.

This three hour workshop includes discussion and demonstration of the process, a mock Jazz aptitude test and the opportunity for some students to have their mock audition critiqued by members of the Tertiary Jazz staff in front of your peers (this is optional). This is an invaluable opportunity to ensure your optimum preparation for the "real thing".

*You may have a chance to do a mock audition on the day. Just bring your instrument along and the tutor will ask for volunteers.  You will play repertoire from the audition song list below.  If you wish do try the mock audition, there will be a drum kit, piano and bass and guitar amps on stage. You will need to bring drums sticks, instruments and lead if applicable.


**List of jazz standards for auditions: Autumn Leaves (Joseph Kosma/Johnny Mercer), All The Things You Are (Jerome Kern), Body and Soul (Johnny Green)/Edward Heyman/Robert Sour/Frank Eyton), Close Your Eyes (Bernice Petkere), I Love You (Cole Porter),  In A Mellow Tone (Duke Ellington/Milt Gabler), It Could Happen to You (Jimmy Van Heusen/Johnny Burke), On Green Dolphin Street (Bronislaw Kaper/Ned Washington), Falling in Love with Love (Rogers & Hart) , Stella By Starlight (Victor Young/Ned Washington),Take The A Train (Billy Strayhorn/Joya Sherrill), What Is This Thing Called Love (Cole Porter), Corcovado (Antonio Carlos Jobim/Gene Lees), There is No Greater Love (Isham Jones/Marty Symes), There Will Never Be Another You (Harry Warren/Mack Gordon), Willow Weep for Me (Ann Ronell)

Audition Songlist  is the same for Vocal and Instrumental

Instrumentalists pick 1 tunes and do the 3 key chromatic blues

Vocalists pick 2 tunes and sing them each in contrasting styles

You can use this link to find the undergrad audition guide for 2023 auditions: https://bit.ly/3WOTVs9


The tutor was really good! I liked that he gave very detailed feedback for each audition. The feedback came to be very useful even when it wasn't my instrument, the broad tips still applied. There was a lot I did not know and I know feel a lot more prepared and somewhat advantaged after getting the insider tips

The tutor was extremely helpful and really tested my abilities to make sure I would improve the second time round

This course gave me a lot of pointers in how to improve my playing. It was very nerve racking standing on the stage in front of everyone but I think it’s a good simulator of actual audition nerves.