JAZZ ENSEMBLE

The Jazz Ensemble is a small auditioned jazz group of approximately 24 voices.
We are looking for experienced singers who:

  • Can sing in SATB format.
  • Can commit to attending at least 75% of rehearsals
  • Already have experience of performing in concerts, events.
  • Are keen to develop their jazz singing technique to a new level.

Informal Auditions  
Because the Jazz Ensemble is a smaller group, we audition singers to ensure we maintain the right balance of voices within the group. We also want to check that singers have the musicianship and sight-reading skills to be able to learn the jazz arrangements we are going to be rehearsing and performing.
Format of audition: Your informal audition will be with the group’s Musical Director, Jim Clelland and should take no more than about 10 minutes and will include: – a few vocal exercises – some sight reading – performance of a jazz standard you have prepared in advance. Please bring a copy of your chosen song chart for the accompanist.
How to apply:  Auditions are usually held at the beginning of each 12-week block – see dates below. If you wish to book an audition please CONTACT US

REHEARSAL DETAILS
When:           

Every WEDNESDAY night from 7.30pm till 9.30 pm.
Block 1 Dates           20th September 2017 till 6th December 2017
Block 2 Dates           10th January 2018 till 28th March 2018
Block 3 Dates           4th April 2018 till 20th June 2018

Where:

Room RC669, University of Strathclyde, James Weir Building,
Montrose Street, Glasgow G1 1XJ.

Music:

We supply, on loan, all sheet music necessary for rehearsals.

Costs:

Membership Fees, payable either annually (small discount applied) or in 3 instalments at the beginning of each 12-week rehearsal block.