JAZZ Spring 2022 Audition requirements 

VIDEOS DUE Monday, December 6, 2021

All students (even those who participated in spring 2021 jazz ensembles) interested in participating in a Jazz Ensemble for Spring 2022 (January thru May 2022), should follow the instructions below and submit a video in order to participate in a CKYO Jazz Ensemble. Due to  space restrictions, we may not be able to accept every student who auditions for an ensemble, but we will work our hardest to place as many students as possible this spring. 

CKYO Jazz Ensemble Audition Requirements - Spring 2022

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The video performance is trying to replicate the in-person audition experience as much as possible. Each video should be one long, continuous take (i.e. you should not edit together each part of the audition with breaks and stops throughout; however you may practice making several long videos of your audition and submit the best one).



We are very happy to receive auditions made with a smartphone. If it’s reasonably clear, we will be able to use the material. If there are issues, we’ll get in touch with you.


You can make your video wherever you’d like, but consider playing in a larger space that sounds good to you and be sure that your face, hands and instrument are visible. Make sure your music stand is not covering you and that judges can see your fingering, bowing, posture, etc.


Your video should be made in one take and the separate parts should not be edited and instead be played straight through to replicate an in person audition experience. 

  1. If you do not have one, create a YouTube account using the YouTube app (you’ll need a Google account first) or visit the site. Directions on how to create an account

  2. Have someone help record your audition. Make sure you are clearly visible and the stand is not in front of you. The video must clearly show the musician’s face, hands, and instrument. Instructions on how to upload your video on various devices.

  3. At the start of your video, please state ALL and ONLY the following:

    • “Hello, my name is __________. And I play ________ (instrument).”

    • "My solo is_________________ (say the name of the piece and the composer, if this is an excerpt from a full band piece, please say that in the intro).

  4. There will be no sight reading or scales required for this video.

  5. Once you’ve recorded yourself, label/name the video like this: Student Name_Instrument 

  6. You will also have to change the video's privacy settings from “Public” to “Unlisted,” which is done in the field below where you renamed it. You will want to have your privacy settings of your video set as “Unlisted,” not “Private” or "Public.” In this way, CKYO will be able to share the link with the judges reviewing players of your instrument. Only our audition team team with this “Unlisted” link will be able to access your audition. Help on changing your video's privacy settings.

  7. When your video is uploaded and you have your link, complete the CKYO Video Submission Form below so we have your information and the link to your video.

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