Jazz Bass Auditions

 The KU School of Music currently offers a B.A. in jazz studies.  

Limited spaces are available for the Jazz Studies program.

A limited number of scholarships are available. 

Please contact Professor Dan Gailey to inquire about space in your particular instrument.


You must provide your own Jamey Aebersold play-along CD (Vol. 54 will work).  

  • Two contrasting jazz standards (such as "Autumn Leaves" in concert G minor as a medium swing, and "Blue Bossa" in concert C minor as a Latin tune)
    1. Play a chorus of melody,
    2. Followed by a chorus of walking bass line (bossa nova bass line on "Blue Bossa"),
    3. Followed by a chorus of improvised solo.  
  • Sight-reading
  • Selected major and minor scales.

Faculty Contact: Dan Gailey, dgailey@ku.edu


Fall 2021 Audition Dates

Saturday, February 13, 2021 - Regular Audition Date (all instruments and voice)

Saturday, February 20, 2021 - Regular Audition Date (all instruments and voice)

 

2021 Audition Registration Coming Soon

 

If you cannot attend a live audition, email musicrecruiting@ku.edu to make other arrangements.


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