Algonquin Jazz Ensemble
Algonquin Jazz Ensemble

3rd Annual Summer 2016 | Algonquin Jazz Ensemble

The Algonquin Arts Theatre in Manasquan will hold auditions for the 3rd annual Summer 2016, Algonquin Jazz Ensemble. The Algonquin Jazz Ensemble is an audition-only instrumental music study intensive, providing students with the opportunity to explore the vast and diverse world of jazz. Led by Wall Intermediate School Band Director Steve Bryant and Bordentown Regional Band Director Mike Montalto, the Algonquin Jazz Ensemble will select up to twenty-one 8th-12th grade students to join the ensemble, which includes intensive instruction through an affordable tuition based three-week Summer course. This program offers opportunity for student musicians to be exposed to all areas of Jazz repertoire, encourage the practice through the summer months and provide performance opportunity through an Algonquin Arts Theatre main stage performance, scheduled for Wednesday, August 3, 2016.

Classes | Rehearsal:

Monday & Wednesdays - July 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27
Location: Algonquin Arts Theatre | 173 Main Street, Manasquan NJ 08736
Time: 6 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.

Instructors: Wall Intermediate School Band Director, Steve Bryant and
Bordentown Regional Band Director Mike Montalto

Performance:

Date: Wednesday, August 3, 2016
*Ticketed performance through the Algonquin Arts Theatre Box Office, call 732.528.9211

Performance Location: Algonquin Arts Theatre | 173 Main Street, Manasquan NJ 08736
Time: 7:00 p.m. (Running Time 90 minute)

Performance Dress-Rehearsal: Tuesday, August 2, 2016
Location: Algonquin Arts Theatre, 173 Main Street, Manasquan NJ 08736
Time: 6 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.

Audition Application, Guidelines & Requirements:

Audition: Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Location: Algonquin Arts Theatre | 173 Main Street, Manasquan NJ 08736
Time: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The application deadline is Monday, June 27, 2016. By submitting the application, you are agreeing to the Algonquin Arts Theatre Audition and Classroom Policies. There is no fee to audition, however if accepted into the ensemble a $150.00 tuition will apply towards the Summer three-week instruction. The ensemble is open to all students currently in 8th to 12th grade.

Grades: 8th to 12th
Tuition: $150

Registration can be processed through the Algonquin Arts Theatre Box Office or the Education Department:

Box Office: 732.528.9211
Education Dept.: 732.528.9224
Julie Nagy, Director of Arts Education: julie@algonquinarts.org

Payment is due in full before the first day of class, July 11, 2016.
All reservations are final and no credits or refunds will be issued after the first day of class.
Payment plans and financial assistance is available - don't let cost be a reason that your child does not audition or participate in our programming!
Call Julie Nagy for more information.
Receive 10% off multiple classes registered. Discounts cannot be combined with any other offers.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD | Audition Application & AAT Audition and Classroom Policies (.pdf)

Mail Application:
Algonquin Arts Theatre
Attn: Julie Nagy, Director of Arts Education
173 Main Street
Manasquan, NJ 08736

All students auditioning must play the Jazz Etude.
Please download the Jazz Etude here.

Alto Saxophone (Eb Audition Piece)
Tenor Saxophone (Bb Audition Piece)
Baritone Saxophone (Eb Audition Piece)
Trumpet (Bb Audition Piece)
Trombone (Bass Clef Audition Piece)
Vocal (C Audition Piece)
Bass (Bass Audition Piece and Rhythm Section Material)
Piano/Guitar (Piano/Guitar Audition Piece and Rhythm Section Material)
Drums (Drum Etude and Rhythm Section Material)

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Rhythm section must also perform additional rhythm section material.
  • ALL APPLICANTS interested for improvised solo consideration must demonstrate soloing over the B-flat blues progression.
  • ALL DRUMMERS must also demonstrate the following styles, swing with brushes, rock/funk, and Latin.

Questions regarding brass and woodwind auditions email:
Mr. Stephen Bryant at sfbred123@aol.com.

Questions regarding piano, bass, guitar, vocal, and percussion auditions email:
Mr. Michael Montalto at mjmontalto@gmail.com.

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