Facebook Pixel WKU Jazz Band Auditions | Western Kentucky University Skip to main content

WKU Jazz Band Auditions

Fall 2020 Jazz Band Auditions

  • Trumpets & Trombones = Pick-ups to LETTER [I] to End. *your choice to play Trpt/Tbn 1 or 2
  • All Saxophones audition on Alto Sax = Pick-ups to LETTER (I) - End
  • Piano/Vibes = Beginning to Letter [C] and Letter [K] to End
  • Bass = Beginning to Letter [G]
  • Guitar = Beginning to Letter [G] – comping only
  • Drums = Letter [G] to End

Audition Music, PDF Download

Alto | Bass | Drums | Guitar | Piano | Trombone 1 | Trombone 2 | Trumpet 1 | Trumpet 2

Recordings for reference:

(Listen to BOTH versions!! – even if you’ve played this tune before)

Audition Instructions

  • You may use your cell phone, a computer, or a video camera to record your video. A cell phone or computer with Internet access will allow for ease of uploading to YouTube.
  • Make sure that YOU are visible from the front (head-on) in the video. Audio recordings without video are not acceptable.
  • Once you have finished recording your video and you are happy with it, upload your video to YouTube and designate it as UNLISTED (NOT PRIVATE or PUBLIC).
  • Submit your UnlistedYouTube audition in an email to Dr. Herbert (Sarah.Herbert@wku.edu) and include:
    • Email Subject = “Jazz Band Audition”
    • Body of Email:
      • Unlisted YouTube Link address
      • Your Full Name
      • Cell phone Number
      • Instrument
      • Major
      • Briefly describe your experience/comfort level with Jazz improvisation

Audition submissions are DUE by midnight on Monday, August 24th.

To upload a video to YouTube:

  1. Create a YouTube Account (www.YouTube.com)
  2. Upload your audition video (A single video should include all scales and etudes).
  3. Go to your My Videos page.
  4. Select the video which you'd like to make an unlisted video.
  5. Click the Edit button to access the video's settings.
  6. Go to the Privacy section of the page.
  7. Select UNLISTED (NOT PRIVATE). This makes your video accessible to you and anyone that has the link.
  8. Save Changes
  9. Email audition link to Sarah.Herbert@wku.edu


If you have additional questions, feel free to email me: Sarah.Herbert@wku.edu

NASM logo

WKU Department of Music is a fully accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music since 1948.


Some of the links on this page may require additional software to view.

 Last Modified 8/10/20