The New School for
Jazz and Contemporary Music

Guitar

Admissions-Audition_guitarGuitarist applicants must audition live at the school or submit an audition recording. The audition requirements are the same regardless of audition method.

Guitar Audition Requirements

Applicants must perform three jazz standards with a rhythm section provided by the school:

  • One up-tempo tune
  • One ballad
  • One blues tune

Applicants must demonstrate their instrument quality, range, and articulation and their ability to play time, improvise, and play with a rhythm section. The audition room will have a guitar amp. However, each applicant must bring his or her own patch/instrument cable.

Recorded Auditions

Applicants submitting an audition recording should include the same repertoire as is required for the live audition. Recorded auditions must be performed with a live rhythm section. Once the recording is complete, applicants should submit it using Acceptd. The service fee is $25.

 
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