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.

Fall 2020 Audition Information 

Auditions for the Fall 2020 University Jazz Band will occur on Tuesday, August 18, 2020.  Auditions will occur in LPAC 1103 (VandeWaa Studio). 

Fall 2020 Jazz Band Audition Sign-up (coming soon)

Fall 2020 Audition Packet