• Pianists must audition either by coming to the school for a live audition, attending one of our international auditions, or by submitting an audition recording. The audition requirements are the same regardless of audition method.

    Audition Requirements

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

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

    Applicants must demonstrate their instrument quality, range, articulation, and ability to play time. They must also demonstrate their ability to improvise and play with a rhythm section.

    Recorded Auditions

    Applicants who are 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.