Jazz Ensemble

University Jazz Band


University Jazz Ensemble- MUO 121-101, 421-101, 521-101

The University Jazz Ensemble operates as both a big band and combos and is open to students from all majors by audition. Under the direction of Dr. Arie VandeWaa, this ensemble focuses on jazz literature, performance, and improvisation. Student arrangement of jazz standards and original composition is also encouraged. 

Auditions on saxophone (alto, tenor, bari), trumpet, trombone, guitar, piano, string bass, and drum set are held at the beginning of each semester. Interested students can sign up to audition, and accepted students must register for the appropriate ensemble credit. 

The University Jazz Band rehearses on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:00-3:15PM.  The Jazz Ensemble is open to majors, minors and non-majors.

Spring 2021 Audition Information 

Auditions for the Spring 2021 Jazz Band will occur on Tuesday, January 19th from (2:00-3:15PM).  Auditions will occur in LPAC 1103 (VandeWaa Studio). Rhythm section auditions will start after 3:00PM.  The Rehearsal Hall is available for practice and warm-up during this time if needed.


Spring 2021 Audition Packet


Spring 2021 Jazz Band Audition Sign-Up (ALL INSTRUMENTS - Coming Soon)