To sign up for Pianist Auditions for Chamber Music fill out the form below:
2018 Pianist Auditions for Chamber Music Form
Note: You will be contacted about Chamber Music in September 2018.
Click here and scroll down to listen to past Junior Chamber Musicians

Music Auditions Signup Form is Closed for 2018.
Auditions will take place on June 18th from 2:45 - 4:30pm.

On the bottom of this page will find Specific Audition Requirements and Freguently Asked Questions.

FAQs

List of 8 frequently asked questions.

Specific Audition Requirements

List of 3 items.

  • Junior Chorus

    Please prepare one song that demonstrates your current level of vocal ability. Songs from the classical, folk, or musical theater genre are preferable.
  • Junior Orchestra (Strings, Woodwinds, Brass, Percussion, Keyboards)

    Please prepare one selection that demonstrates your current level of ability.
  • Pianists (Chamber Music)

    Please prepare one movement of a work that demonstrates your current level of ability.  Also be able to play all major and minor scales. There will also be a short sight reading requirement.

Jr. Jazz Ensemble: Expectations and Requirements

Hunter College High School Jr. Jazz Ensemble is a 7-9th grade group consisting of woodwinds, brass, and rhythm section players. The group consists of multiple levels and musical backgrounds; all students with a strong interest in the ensemble are encouraged to audition. Sample repertoire is provided below. Students who wish to audition should prepare a piece that reflects their current musical ability and should be relevant to the ensemble.
Rhythm Section Players include:
Piano, Vibraphone, Guitar, Bass (acoustic or electric), Drum Set

List of 6 items.

  • Brass and Woodwinds

    • Scales: Concert F and Bb major scales, one octave up and down.
    • Repertoire: A jazz tune, standard, or etude that demonstrates knowledge of jazz rhythm. Advanced: basic improvisation.
    • Sample repertoire is provided below.
  • Piano

    • A piano is provided.
    • Repertoire: A jazz tune, standard, or etude that demonstrates knowledge of jazz rhythm. Audition should include playing a melody and left hand chordal accompaniment. Advanced: Improvisation with left hand accompaniment.
    • Sample repertoire is provided below.
  • Vibraphone

    • A vibraphone is provided. Students should provide mallets.
    • Repertoire: A jazz tune, standard, or etude that demonstrates knowledge of jazz rhythm. Audition should include playing a melody and ability to provide chordal accompaniment (i.e. comping). Basic improvisation.
    • Sample repertoire is provided below.
  • Guitar

    • Guitar amps will be provided. Students should bring their guitar, patch cable and a tuner.
    • Please note that the ensemble requires the use of a guitar with a pick up.
    • Repertoire: A jazz tune, standard, or etude that demonstrates knowledge of jazz rhythm. Audition should include playing a melody and ability to provide chordal accompaniment (i.e. comping). Basic improvisation. Advanced: Sight-reading.
    • Sample repertoire is provided below.
  • Bass

    • Bass amps will be provided. Students should bring their bass, patch cable, and a tuner if needed.
    • Repertoire: A jazz tune, standard, or etude that demonstrates knowledge of jazz rhythm. Audition should include walking a bass line on a standard jazz form such as a blues or 32-bar standard. Advanced: Basic improvisation (soloing), performing a melody on the bass.
    • Sample repertoire is provided below.
  • Drum Set

    • A drum set and cymbals are provided. Students should bring sticks.
    • Knowledge of a variety of grooves, including a basic swing groove, bossa nova, and rock.
    • Advanced: A jazz tune, standard, or etude that demonstrates knowledge of jazz rhythm and form (i.e. blues, 16 or 32-bar form). Time keeping and trading 4's with a soloist, ballad or up-tempo time keeping.
    • Sample repertoire is provided below.