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Evaluation Criteria for Auditions 2022

Candidates should prepare one compulsory piece under their chosen orchestra at the password protected link below.

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Here are more details to the Auditions…

Vocals

1. Sing an R&B song of your own choice with your own accompaniment or with play-along audio. (Please send the audio file to info@jazzaar.com by January 7, 2022)

2. You will receive a second piece of music 15 minutes before your audition for sight-reading. So please be at the venue on time for your preparation. A metronome click track would be provided for you. (Skype candidates provide their own metronome click track)

You will be evaluated on:
– Accuracy of notes and rhythm
– Entrance at the correct cues
– Musicality

Brass & Wind Instruments

1. Play the stated compulsory piece accompanied by the given play-along track. You must demonstrate your improvisation skills to be considered for available solo features during the performance. The play-along track is provided for you at the audition. (Likewise for online candidates)

2. You will receive a second piece of music 15 minutes before your audition for sight-reading. So please be at the venue on time for your preparation. A metronome click track would be provided for you. (Online candidates provide their own metronome click track)

You will be evaluated on:
– Accuracy of notes and rhythm
– Entrance at the correct cues
– Musicality

Guitar, Bass & Piano/Keyboards

  • Amplifiers are provided on-site.

1. Play the compulsory piece accompanied by the given play-along track. You must demonstrate your improvisation skills to be considered for available solo features during the performance. The play-along track is provided for you at the audition. (Skype candidates receive play-along track)

3. You will receive a second piece of music 15 minutes before your audition for sight-reading. So please be at the venue on time for your preparation. A metronome click track would be provided for you. (Online candidates provide their own metronome click track)

You will be evaluated on:
– Accuracy of notes and rhythm
– Entrance at the correct cues
– Musicality

Drummers/Percussionists

  • A drum set is provided on-site

All drummers and percussionists will audition on the drums.

1. Play according to the given drum part of the compulsory piece accompanied by the play-along track. You may interpret freely where slashes are given. The play-along track is provided for you at the audition.

2. You will receive a second piece of music 15 minutes before your audition for sight-reading. So please be at the venue on time for your preparation.

You will be evaluated on:
– Sense of time and versatility in styles and grooves
– Reading drum/percussion parts
– Musicality