Jazz Drums 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 will be asked to demonstrate the following grooves/styles:  

  • Medium swing
  • Fast swing/bebop
  • Swing shuffle
  • Bossa nova
  • Samba
  • Jazz waltz
  • Medium swing again with brushes.  

You will also be asked to do some sight-reading.


Faculty Contact: Dan Gailey, dgailey@ku.edu


Audition Dates

(For entry into the Fall 2018 semester) 

 SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2018: Prairie Winds Festival participants only.                 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2018: Regular Audition Date - all instruments and voice.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2018: Regular Audition Date - all instruments and voice.

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


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