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Your audition should include a prepared 1-2 minute piece that demonstrates a range of technical and improvisational abilities + a sight reading exercise.  View instructions or download the sight reading exercise for your instrument.  If two options are listed, you may pick one of the two. 

Bass (upright or electric): Option 1  Bass (upright or electric): Option 2

Drum Set (play letter A to letter E )



Sax, Flute, Clarinet: Option 1  Sax, Flute, Clarinet: Option 2


Bass Trombone


Percussion (African, Latin, etc) - Percussion applicants do not need to sight read.  Please prepare two jazz standards: One swing and one latin piece.

Voice - Voice applicants do not need to sight read.  Please prepare at least two selections of differing styles.

All Creative Jazz Institute applicants are asked to submit:

  1. A completed Summer Institute application form.
  2.  Audition  You may submit an audition digitally via YouTube or Vimeo link - or - audition in person. 

    + In-Person Auditions: If you plan to audition in-person, please indicate this on your application.  Schedule an in-person audition time during our Open House or on Saturday, May 4 in Philadelphia (email precollege@uarts.edu).

  3. A  non-refundable deposit of $250*.  The deposit will be returned only if a student is denied admission.

- Non-US Citizens and Non-US Permanent Residents: View additional instructions
- Scholarship applicants are asked to submit additional materials.  View scholarship requirements  

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