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Jazz Bands

Aug. 20th 2018

Jazz Studio Auditions, 2:30pm – 4:00pm, Cultural Arts Center 155
Southeast Jazz Studio is open to any student regardless of major and is directed by Dr. Joseph L. Jefferson, Director of Jazz Studies/ Asst. Professor of Trombone/Euphonium. This ensemble performs a variety of musical styles including, but not limited to, Jazz Standards, Latin, Blues, Ballads, and Funk. The Jazz Studio is an auditioned ensemble that rehearses (MW, 2:30-3:45 p.m.) The ensemble auditions consist of the prepared piece, sight-reading and improvisation. This can be found at: (Audition information for Fall 2018 will be posted online by June 15, 2018.)
Please print off your appropriate parts.

Sign Up: for your audition time, outside of Dr. Jefferson's office door RM356 when you arrive on the River Campus in the Seminary building. Auditions will be held in CAC 155.
For more information, contact Dr. Joseph L. Jefferson –

The department has two big bands, Studio Jazz and the Jazz Lab Band. Students who are interested in auditioning for Studio Jazz should have prior experience in a jazz program, woodwind-doubling skills (saxes only) and solo experience. The Jazz Lab Band is open to all students (no audition required) with an interest in improving their skills in big band jazz and improvisation. Improvisation skills are developed in this ensemble, although they are not required as a pre-requisite.


River Campus Seminary 254
Department of Music
One University Plaza, MS 7800
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701