for the jazz bands and combos will be held on Jan. 10, 9
am to noon, 1pm to 3pm, and 4pm to 8pm in Room 214, Music
Building. Sign up for
an audition time online.Everyone
should audition for jazz band regardless of past
Rehearsals will be done differently this year—
Each Big Band will meet on both Tuesday and Thursday
for a total of 4 rehearsal hours a week.
T and TH 4:10–6 pm, Mus140 Sec 3 (2
T and TH 7:10–9 pm, Mus140 Sec 1 (2
Combos will meet a faculty member for 1 hour a week.
Times will be worked out by each combo and the faculty
leader after auditions have concluded and results have
1 hour (arranged with the
instructor), Mus 146 Sec 6 (1 unit)
Auditions for the Big Bands will consist of
Performance of a prepared piece of your choice.
Sight reading (provided in audition).
Auditions for the Combo will consist of
a performance of “Voyage” accompanied with a metronome only
(half-note = 100 bpm on beats 2 and 4) where you will play the
melody and one chorus of an improvised solo.
You will need to turn in an availability sheet at the time of
your audition (combo only).
Auditions for either ensemble—
Those auditioning for both Big Band and Combo need only to
sign up for one audition time.
Drummers auditioning for either band will be asked to play a
variety of styles. A kit will be available.
Singers will be asked to sing a prepared piece (jazz
standard) as well as scat version of the melody
D.M.A. Jazz Studies, University of Colorado-Boulder 2017M.A. Instrumental Music Performance, California State University, Fresno 2012B.A. Instrumental Jazz Performance, California State University, Fresno 2010
California native Otto Lee is a
saxophonist, educator, and composer. After completing a bachelor
of arts degree in instrumental jazz performance (2010) and a
master’s degree in music performance (2012) at California State
University Fresno, he began his teaching career at CSU
Fresno as well as Fresno Pacific University where he was in
charge of the big band applied lessons. After spending a brief
stint as the director of jazz studies at CSU Fresno, he decided
to pursue a DMA in Jazz Studies from University of Colorado,