The UVIC VOCAL JAZZ ENSEMBLE has established a reputation for artistic excellence, stylistic flexibility and performances of original and inspiring arrangements. In addition to highly successful performances at the Vocal Summit (2012) and the Frank Demiero Jazz Fest (2016), the Ensemble is well known for its fun-filled, filled-to-capacity audience engaging concerts. Our Autumn and Spring Vocal Jazz Showcases feature the signature studio group UVJAZZ RED, the **new** JAZZ SHOW CHOIR, various spotlight combos, ELLAVATION (women's chorale) and the VOCAL JAZZ STAGE ORCHESTRA. UVJAZZ RED has opened for the internationally acclaimed vocal group GROOVE FOR THOUGHT, Canadian sensation COUNTERMEASURE, and has received high praise from legends Kirby Shaw and Dave Barduhn, and master educators Vijay Singh, Peter Taylor and Janet Warren.

Saturday, 12 May 2012

UVic Ensemble Auditions 2012

Important Dates
  1. Wednesday, Sept. 5th • 6pm to 7pm • First Meet & Greet. Hand out Audition Material. Sign up for an audition time. 
  2. Monday, Sept. 10th • 5:30pm to 8:30pm • Auditions for Vocal Jazz Ensemble (B016). Audition results are usually posted within 24 hours: online and on the School of Music Vocal Jazz bulletin board.
  3. Wednesday, Sept. 12th • 6pm to 7pm • Music handout and Ensemble membership confirmation.
Audition Material
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  1. Hi! I was wondering what time the Ensemble will be rehearsing on Mondays? Thanks

    Cheers! :)

    1. Hi Anonymous,

      The full Ensemble rehearses from 6pm to 8pm.
      Combos rehearse from 8pm to 8:45. That is, combos rehearse according to a rotating schedule.

  2. For auditions, do we sing the parts (soprano, alto) that we're trying out for or are we asked to sing both to test our range?

    1. Hi Anonymous, sorry for the delayed response. Vacation kept me away from the computer.

      Re your question: choose the part you wish to sing, e.g., soprano, and present that at the audition.

      Singers sign up for audition in groups of 4 - SATB. If your group is missing a voice or two, or even if you are in a group of one lonely voice - i.e., you alone - the audition panel will fill in the missing voices.

      Do come to the Wednesday Sept. 5th meeting advertised above for more information and a complete overview of the audition process!