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This is the Stanford Department of Music's website for scheduling auditions for private lessons and ensembles.  Please look for the appropriate ensemble or lesson group below and follow the instructions to sign up for an appointment time.

JAZZ ORCHESTRA Announcements:

FOR NEW STUDENTS:
Sign up during the Freshman auditions on Thursday and Friday, September 19th and 20th.

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:
Scales (2 octaves), sight reading, improvising (non prepared)
Any questions regarding Stanford Jazz Orchestra can be directed to Fred Berry at qabjazz@sbcglobal.net. 

AUDITION LOCATIONS (write these down, as they will not be listed anywhere else):
- BRAUN REHEARSAL HALL: Thursday 9/19 and Friday 9/20

Stanford Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble (SALJE) Announcements:
For Prospective members:

Private auditions are preferred and will be scheduled for the afternoons of Monday, Sept. 23rd and Wednesday, Sept. 25th in Braun 211. Auditions may also be scheduled by appointment by contacting director Murray Low (murlow@gmail.com). 

Vocalists, percussionists, wind instrumentalists, violinists, and jazz rhythm section players are also encouraged to audition. This year, the group is particularly looking for vocalists and wind players
 
Any questions regarding the Stanford Afro-Latin Ensemble can be directed to Murray Low (murlow@stanford.edu).  Also see the group
website at http://latinjazz.stanford.edu for more information.
 
Private Jazz Piano Lesson announcements:
Students wishing to receive one-on-one private Jazz piano instructions are required to audition.
 
Typically, prior experience in necessary.  Beginning entry-level Jazz Piano students are encouraged to sign up on Axess for the introductory Piano
class Music 72D.   Successful completion of this course then waives the audition requirement should you wish to continue on with private instruction.
 
Auditions are 15 minutes each and typically consist of the following:
 
1) Play a short jazz piece of your choosing
2) 2-hand comping on a jazz standard from a lead sheet
3) Soloing on a jazz standard and/or blues from a lead sheet
4) Play a short reading exercise
5) Answer some short theory questions
 
Pre-requisites for both private instruction and Music 72D can be found at http://music.stanford.edu/Academics/Auditions.html.
 
Any questions regarding the Stanford Afro-Latin Ensemble can be directed to Murray Low (murlow@stanford.edu).

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FEES:

All lessons incur a fee above tuition.  This fee is $325/quarter for majors and $650/quarter for non majors, which includes 10 weeks of individual lesson study and unlimited use of the practice room facilities.  If you are not enrolled in lessons and would still like a practice room, you may request access on the Music website at http://music.stanford.edu/Academics/IncomingStudents.html#PracticeRooms for $50.  These fees are charged to your student bill and paid like tuition.  Because of billing processes, charges may not appear until the end of the quarter or early weeks of the following quarter.

LESSON SCHOLARSHIPS

If you are in need of financial assistance to help cover the cost of lessons, know that the Friends of Music at Stanford offer full and partial lesson scholarship funding each quarter.  Scholarship application webforms are always available on the Department of Music homepage (http://music.stanford.edu/Academics/ugradStudies.html#lessSchol) on the first day of the quarter and are due at the end of the third week of the quarter, also known as the Final Study List deadline.

COURSE REGISTRATION

Remember to register for the equivalent class and section on Axess after you've successfully earned a spot in a lesson studio or ensemble.  Although signing up here guarantees you an audition, it doesn't enroll you into the course.  Upon admission into the course following your audition, please register for the correct section in Axess. 

Please direct any questions or concerns to individual instructors or to Elise Fujimoto at 650-725-1932.

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