Audition

All Harvard Undergraduates are welcome to audition for the opportunity to play in one of the jazz bands. Auditions are held in the fall of the year during Freshmen Orientation Week and throughout the year by appointment. For 2017-2018, auditions will be held on September 9-10 from 12 AM-4 PM in the Office for the Arts, 74 Mount Auburn St. Sign up for a 10-min audition here, or call 617-496-BAND to set up a time that works for you.

Audition requirements consist of the following:

  • Play a jazz tune or head of your choosing.
  • Sight read excerpts from big band charts.
  • You may improvise over a piece of your choosing, if you desire.

*NOTE: If you are auditioning for the Jazz Band Rhythm section, please plan to audition between 12- 4 pm. If you cannot make this time, contact Director of Jazz Ensembles Yosvany Terry at yosvanyterry@fas.harvard.edu.

Prospective students: Please contact the directors or a band manager for information on scheduling visits to rehearsals.