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All-State Jazz Audition Policies and Procedures

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2014-2015 TMEA All-State Jazz Audition Material

Audition material will be released by TJEA and available from sheet music vendors on May 15, 2014.

Audition material for the Region and All-State Jazz Ensembles will be selected from the TMEA-TJEA All-State Jazz Ensemble Audition Etudes and the All-State Jazz Ensemble Audition Compact Disc.  You can use our Exhibitor Directory to find contact information for music retailers.

More information and MIDI files of the jazz etudes can be found on the Texas Jazz Education Association website.

Jazz Audition Material Errata

This page is the official location for posting of TMEA jazz audition material errata.

SAXOPHONE

Errata:

Etude #1 (Swing)

  • Ms. 8: Beat 3 should not have an accent. It should be a long note. The turn is between the F-natural on beat 3 and the E-flat on beat 4. (posted 7/15)

Etude #2 (Ballad)

  • Note corrections:
    • Ms. 1:  B-natural on beat 2+ (it is the #11 of F7#11) (posted 5/21)
    • Ms. 11: B-natural on beat 1, not B-flat (posted 5/21)
    • Ms. 16: A-Natural on beat 1 (it is the #11 of Eb7#11) (posted 5/21)
  • Courtesy accidentals across octaves should be included to eliminate any ambiguity:
    • Ms. 7: beat 4+ should be an F-natural (posted 5/23)
    • Ms. 9: the 3rd 16th of beat 3 should be D-natural (the b9 on C#7) (posted 5/23)
    • Ms. 10: beat 3, ledger line D should be marked D-natural (posted 5/23)
    • Ms. 13: the second 16th of beat 3 the ledger line D should be marked a D-natural (posted 5/23)
  • The 16th notes should only be swung in the double time feel. 16th should be straight everywhere else (ms. 1-7 and 11-17) (posted 7/15)
TRUMPET

No errata at this time.

TENOR TROMBONE

Errata:

Etude #1</>

  • Ms. 20 - Beat 2 should be an E natural, not an Eb as indicated in the key signature. Add the natural accidental.(posted 9/1)

Etude #2 (Ballad)

  • The entire etude should be performed with STRAIGHT 16th notes, not swung 16ths, as it is indicated on the part.
DRUMS

No errata at this time.

JAZZ GUITAR

Errata:>

Etude #1 (Swing)

  • Ms. 37: The upbeat of beat 4 should be an E-flat, not E-natural.
BASS GUITAR

No errata at this time.

PIANO

No errata at this time.

TMEA All-State Jazz Ensemble Instrumentation

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InstrumentJazz Ensemble IJazz Ensemble II
Alto Saxophone 2 2
Tenor Saxophone 2 2
Baritone Saxophone 1 1
Trumpet 5 5
Tenor Trombone 3 3
Bass Trombone 2 2
Drums 2 2
Jazz Guitar 1 1
Bass Guitar 1 1
Piano 1 1
Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 September 2014 08:16