Auditions for the Mississippians and the Collegians jazz ensembles are held at the beginning of the academic year during the first week of the fall semester. Placements are typically for one year. The audition includes a prepared jazz etude (available beginning Aug. 14), sight reading and an opportunity to improvise. Wind instrumentalists may sign up for a Monday, Aug. 19 or Tuesday, Aug. 20 audition time slot and rhythm section instrumentalists may sign up for a Wednesday, Aug. 21 audition time slot.
Scholarships and Graduate Assistantships
Merit based scholarships are available for outstanding undergraduate and graduate musicians.
A graduate assistantship in jazz performance is available for students pursuing a M.M. (any concentration) or Ph.D. in Music Education and includes a stipend, 75% tuition waiver and full waiver of non-resident fee.
Contact Dr. Michael Worthy for more information.