Minor in Jazz Studies

The Minor in Jazz Studies is available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Music program. Students may pair the Minor in Jazz Studies with a major in Composition, General Musical Studies, or Performance. For information on the degree requirements for each of these programs, please review the Program Planning Guides for your primary instrument.

Students interested in auditioning for the Minor in Jazz Studies will declare their intentions during their fourth semester in the Bachelor of Music program. Students may choose to audition for the Minor in Jazz Studies on a secondary instrument.

Auditions will take place during the first week of classes in September.

Audition Requirements
  • All Melody Instruments

Melody and two choruses of improvisation on "Tenor Madness" by Sonny Rollins:

Tenor Madness - Bass Clef instruments
Tenor Madness - Bb instruments
Tenor Madness - C instruments
Tenor Madness - Eb instruments

  • Singers

Melody of "On the Sunny Side of the Street:"

On the Sunny Side of the Street - Singers

  • Pianists and Guitarists

Melody, two choruses of improvisation, and two choruses of chordal accompaniment on "Tenor Madness" by Sonny Rollins:

Tenor Madness - C instruments

  • Bassists

Performance of the melody and two choruses of walking bass on "Tenor Madness" by Sonny Rollins:

Tenor Madness - Bass Clef instruments

  • Drummers

32 bars of medium swing.

Melody instruments, vocal, piano, and guitar auditions will be accompanied by faculty. Bass and drum auditions will be performed solo.

Questions?  Contact Prof. Florian Hoefner.

Contact

School of Music

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000