Jazz Trumpet 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 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 one chorus of melody,
    2. Followed by two choruses of improvised solo.
  • Sight-reading
  • Selected major and minor scales the full range of your instrument.

Faculty Contact: Dan Gailey, dgailey@ku.edu

Fall 2019 Audition Dates

Saturday, February 2, 2019 - Prairie Winds Festival participants only (winds, brass, percussion)

Saturday, February 9, 2019 - Regular Audition Date (all instruments and voice)

Saturday, February 16, 2019 - Regular Audition Date (all instruments and voice)


2019 Audition Registration


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

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