Online Audition Information: Youth Jazz & Rock Ensembles (RIPYJazz and Rock)

2020/2021 Ensembles:

  • Big Band
  • Jazz Combos
  • Rock Combos

2020/2021 Audition Dates:

  • Auditions available by appointment 

Due to social distancing guidelines, our youth ensembles auditions for the 2020-2021 season will take place online using the Zoom platform. If you are interested in auditioning, but are not able to use Zoom, please contact Christine Eldridge at celdridge@riphil.org or 401-248-7012.


RIPYJazz & Rock Audition Requirements


Intermediate Combos (7th – 9th grade musicians)

Scales: Concert key of B-flat, E-flat and F major (except for drummers)
Solo: Jazz or rock tune, jazz or rock etude or Classical solo of your choice

Other Requirements:
  • Guitar: Major and minor triads; the Blues progression 
  • Electric Bass: Simple note reading; major and minor triads
  • Drums: 3 part drum notation; Swing and Rock styles

Advanced Combos & RIPYJazz Big Band (10 – 12th grade musicians)

Scales: Chromatic 2 octaves, Major scales up to 4 sharps and 4 flats (except for drummers)
Solo: Jazz or rock tune, jazz or rock etude or Classical solo of your choice
Optional: Improvisation – Solo on F blues

Other Requirements:
  • Guitar: Major and minor triads; Major 7th, minor 7th, dominant 7th and minor 7b5 chords; the Blues progression
  • Electric Bass: Simple note reading; Swing, Latin and rock styles from chord changes
  • Drums: 3 part drum notation; Swing, Rock, Funk, and Latin styles

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