BM Audition Requirements for Vocalists

Please submit 3 videos — one from each of the following categories:

1. Swing: Perform two choruses of a standard swing tune, demonstrating improvisation with scat syllables or lyrics in the second chorus.
Examples of a jazz standard swing tune: Autumn Leaves, Softly, As In a Morning Sunrise, Alone Together, A Beautiful Friendship, Just Friends, Lullaby of Birdland, I’ve Got the World on a String

2. Ballad: Perform 1-1/2 choruses of a standard ballad. After completing one chorus, go back to the bridge or second half and sing the tune with alterations (improvisation).
Examples of a jazz standard ballad: My Foolish Heart, Body and Soul, My Funny Valentine, In a Sentimental Mood, Angel Eyes.

3. Brazilian: Perform 2 choruses of a Brazilian tune. May be sung in either English or Portuguese.

Please record your audition videos with a pianist, guitarist, band or play along track. A capella recordings will not be accepted.

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