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  • Jazz scholarships

    We are pleased to announce scholarships for study in the jazz area. Many of these may be renewed for up to five years for talented students who continue to meet participation and academic criteria. These awards are available to all students regardless of major.

    Jazz Scholarship Audition Requirements

    All Instruments

    ·      Performance of a Jazz Standard or Solo or a selection from your Jazz Band Music. 

    ·      Performance of a classical solo or etude showing technique and musicality.

    ·      Performance of 3 major scales-selected from C, F, G, Bb, D, Eb, A, Ab, E

    ·      Optional:  an improvisced solo with recorded or live accompaniment

    Rhythm section instruments should also prepare the following:

    Bass:

    ·      Walk a quarter note bass line over a blues in the key of Bb or F.

    ·      Demonstrate other styles with which you are familiar

    Piano/Guitar:

    ·      Demonstrate a swing comping style over a 12 bar blues in Bb or F.

    ·      Demonstrate other style with which you are familiar

    Drums:  Play 24 measures or more of

    ·      Swing feel at a medium tempo

    ·      Boss Nova

    ·      Funk/rock

    ·      Samba

     

     


    Jazz Scholarships are part of the financial support available to musicians at UW-L. Music majors are also encouraged to apply for other UW-L music scholarships. Check with the UW-L Foundation for more information on scholarships for students not related to the music area.