The CBC Jazz Ensemble Audition Materials are now available online. Please click the links to view details about the group and audition requirements for specific instruments. Any CBC student who plays a standard jazz ensemble instrument may audition.
Collin Wilson, DMA, is the director of the Columbia Basin Jazz Ensemble and Associate Conductor of the CBC Concert Band. As an Assistant Professor of Music at Columbia Basin College he also directs the Jazz Combos teaches saxophone, jazz history and music theory. He has previously served on the faculties at Central Washington University, the University of Idaho, and Clark Community College. Collin earned a Doctorate in Saxophone Performance from the University of Illinois, where he studied with prolific recording artists Chip McNeill and Debra Richtmeyer, as well as a Master of Music (Illinois) and a Bachelor of Music from the University of Oregon. Collin has appeared on stage with award winning artists including Paquito D’Rivera, Jim Pugh, Luke Gillespie, The Coasters, and The Platters and has toured Asia and Europe with Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. Collin recently returned from a weeklong jazz residency in Kobe, Japan and has plans for an upcoming recording of original material. For more information visit www.collinjwilson.com.
Please direct any questions to Dr. Wilson at: firstname.lastname@example.org
All students interested in auditioning for the Jazz Ensemble should come to rehearsal on the first day of fall quarter: MONDAY SEPTEMBER 18th – 12:40-1:40PM in the CBC Band Room (P103). We will meet, talk about the plans for the year and do a little sight reading – bring you instruments!! We will schedule individual auditions for the rest of the week.
All sax/trumpet/trombone auditions will consist of the following:
Alto Sax – from pick ups to letter C to the end of the page
Tenor Sax – from pick ups to letter C to the end of the page
Bari Sax – from the beginning of the page to letter C
Trumpet – Full page
Optional Lead Trumpet – from measure 212 to measure 232
Trombone – from the beginning to letter C
Optional Bass Trombone – Repeated section at measure 310 only
Rhythm section auditions will consist of the following:
Guitar – pick ups to bar 37 to measure 53
Piano – full page
Bass – pick ups to 23 to end of the page
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