PRE-SCREENING AND INTERVIEW REQUIREMENTS
Pre-screening: In addition to their instrumental pre-screening and audition requirements, applicants for the Jazz Writing concentration must also submit three or four scores in PDF format within the “Portfolio” section of their application before December 1. These scores should be a portfolio of compositions and arrangements that display writing for large and small jazz group formats (at least one arrangement of a jazz standard must be included). Recordings of these works should also submitted. Recordings from reading sessions and rehearsals are acceptable. If live performers are not available, recordings of computer sequences of works may be submitted. Candidates with a background in classical composition are encouraged to submit one or two examples of original non-jazz works.
Final Interview: After review of all required materials, approved applicants will interview with the jazz writing professor. These interviews can be scheduled to occur either in-person or online remotely during one of Eastman’s audition dates.