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Audition Information

A performance audition is required for acceptance into the degree programs of the California State University, Long Beach Department of Music. All entering freshmen and undergraduate transfer students who have been admitted to the university are required to pass a performance audition. Audition procedures vary for undergraduate, transfer, and graduate candidates. Please access the Jazz Studies Handbook (see left margin) for details on the audition requirements and procedures.

The Theory Placement Exam is a diagnostic test used to determine the appropriate level of theory in which the student should enroll. The test is offered on each audition day and the first Friday of each semester.

For undergraduate and graduate admission information, please refer to our Admissions Page.


Department Audition Dates

Spring 2014 semester Audition Dates

Undergraduate Transfer Students Only:

  • Saturday, November 2, 2013—All Areas

Fall 2014 semester Audition Dates

Undergraduate:

  • Saturday, February 1, 2014—All Areas
  • Saturday, March 1, 2014—All Areas Except Voice And Jazz
  • Saturday, March 8, 2014—Voice And Jazz Only

Graduate:

  • Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Call 562.985.4781 or email music@csulb.edu to reserve your slot!


Jazz Audition Information

Jazz audition repertoire can be downloaded below in MS Word format or in Adobe Acrobat format by instrument.

Instrumental Jazz:

MS Word (41k): jazz_inst_rep.doc
Adobe PDF (86k): jazz_inst_rep.pdf

Vocal Jazz:

MS Word (40k): jazz_voice_rep.doc
Adobe PDF (26k): jazz_voice_rep.pdf


Instrumental Jazz Ensemble Audition Information

Participation in the Instrumental Jazz Ensembles is by audition only.

Auditions for the Instrumental Jazz Ensembles will be held on the following dates:

  • Monday, Aug 19, 2013—individual auditions from 9am-5pm
  • Tuesday, Aug 20, 2013—individual auditions from 9am-5pm
  • Tuesday, Aug 20, 2013—callback auditions from 7:30pm-9pm

At the callback auditions candidates will perform in a big band setting being rotated in and out of various combinations. Results will be posted at 10:00am the following morning.

There will be audition sign-up sheets posted on the Jazz Studies bulletin board, across from the large ensemble rehearsal rooms by August 12, 2013.

If you have any questions, please contact Jeff Jarvis at 562-233-9811 or jeff.jarvis@csulb.edu.


Vocal Jazz Ensemble Audition Information

Participation in the Vocal Jazz Ensembles is by audition only.

Auditions for the Vocal Jazz Ensembles will be held on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, Aug 21, 2013 from 12:30-3pm
  • Thursday, Aug 22, 2013 from 11am-1pm and 2-5pm
  • Friday, Aug 23, 2013 from 12:30-3pm

YOU MUST DOWNLOAD ALL AUDITION INFORMATION, print it, fill it out BEFORE the audition, and bring it with you. Download Audition Information Here: vocal_jazz_auditions_2013.pdf

There will be audition sign-up sheets posted on the Jazz Studies bulletin board, across from the large ensemble rehearsal rooms by August 12, 2013. You may also request an audition time by emailing by emailing Glynis Davies, (Vocal Jazz Graduate Assistant) at glynis77@gmail.com.

If you have any questions, please contact Christine Guter at 562-985-8138 or christine.guter@csulb.edu.


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