THE UVIC VOCAL JAZZ MAINSTREAM & IMPROVISATIONAL 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 Powell River Vocal Summit and the Frank Demiero Jazz Fest, UVJMIE was the choral ensemble for The Best of Queen concert series with JEANS 'N CLASSICS and the VICTORIA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA under Maestro Giuseppe Pietraroia. 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 Ensembles - the University of Victoria Studio Group, the University of Victoria Show Choir - and various Spotlight Combos including Ellavation Chorale, and the UVic Vocal Jazz Stage Orchestra. The Ensemble has opened for the internationally acclaimed vocal groups GROOVE FOR THOUGHT and THE REAL GROUP, Canadian sensation COUNTERMEASURE, and has received high praise from legends Kirby Shaw and Dave Barduhn, and from master educators Vijay Singh, Peter Taylor and Janet Warren. Among our many distinguished alumni are the superb FIFTH STREET, MIKE EDEL and TWIN KENNEDY.

Thursday, 2 July 2015

Meet & Greet 2015 September

The Meet & Greet is an opportunity for all students to hang out, participate in an informal singalong, review the Audition Material before the Monday audition, ask questions, familiarize themselves with the Audition process, chat about the Ensemble and any other vocal jazz topic.

Expect to sing, move to the rhythm of the music, play a few voice games and have fun!

The Ensemble is for credit (MUS180H - 480H). So register today! There's a place for everyone in the Ensemble.

Check out the details below!


Wednesday, 1 July 2015

2015 Audition Material

Draft versions of the Audition pieces are now available at the 2015 Audition page in the left column, or click HERE.

Hard copies of the Audition pieces will be distributed at the Wednesday, Sept. 9th Meet & Greet!

Join us at the Meet & Greet
for a singalong
and review of the
Audition process!

Everyone welcome!