2019-2020 Vacancy Audition Application (Jazz)

ESYO is currently only accepting digital auditions for jazz applicants. For alternative arrangements, please contact Sue Lascoe, Operations Director, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

Jazz Audition Expectations & Requirements

  • Recorded accompaniment is optional. 
  • Improvisation is not required but the ability to improvise may increase the chance of acceptance. Students who choose to improvise should use a recorded accompaniment for their improvising portion of the audition.
    • Click here to access accompaniment options.
    • Students are welcome to use another song of their choice.
  • Prepared jazz solo and/or transcription equivalent to NYSSMA Level III or above.
  • Possible sources for solos: Charlie Parker Omnibook, Jim Snidero series; Greg Fishman études; Bob Mintzer études.

Video Submission Requirements

  • Prepare a Level 3-6 jazz solo; improvisation optional.
  • Performer must be visible in video.
  • Sound and video quality must be very good.
  • Please send submission to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
  • Deadline: Video audition uploads must be accepted no later than August 21, 2019.

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