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.

Sunday, 11 September 2016

Auditions Monday Sept. 12th

Monday September 12th
5:30pm to 9pm
Room B016
UVic School of Music
If you haven't already, sign up for an audition time!

Bring your completed Singer Information Sheet.
Extra copies of the Information Sheet will be available at the door.

Copies of the Audition Material are available at this blog. Click on the Audition Page.

Reminder: Wednesday, Sept. 14th: score pick-up and reading session at 6pm.

Friday, 2 September 2016

VOCAL JAZZ 2016 Auditions, Meet & Greet Wednesday, Sept. 7th


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Hey singers! Need a fun elective? Need 2.0 units? Why join the UVic Vocal Jazz Ensemble?

Check out the AUDITION PAGE! Check out the Vocal Jazz Experience page!

Come to the Meet & Greet and meet other singers and get additional information about the auditions. We have a singalong that prepares you for the audition.

Hard copies of the Audition material will be made available at the Meet & Greet.

Come join us!

There are three ensembles under the Vocal Jazz umbrella:
  • UVJAZZ RED - competitive audition
  • UVJAZZ BLUE - competitive audition
  • UVic Jazz Chorale - placement audition, everyone welcome!