Instrumental Jazz


Auditions for Instrumental Jazz Scholarships



The following audition information applies ONLY to SCHOLARSHIP auditions for Instrumental Jazz. 

Students who wish to MAJOR or MINOR in instrumental music must schedule a separate audition.

Click HERE for information about auditioning as an instrumental major or minor.

Instrumental Jazz Scholarships are open to all students, REGARDLESS of major!




Audition Date for Enrollment in Fall 2015:

  • Saturday, February 14, 2015

All auditions take place on the ETSU campus in the Mathes Hall Auditorium. A complete schedule for the audition day will be sent to you once your audition is confirmed.



Two endowed scholarships are available for students participating in the instrumental jazz ensembles: Powell Jazz Scholars and Topalian Jazz Scholars. In addition, students will be considered for the Academic Performance Scholarship (APS) and the Public Performance Scholarship (PPS). Complete information about these scholarships is available at: ETSU Music Scholarships.


Audition Repertoire:

Play the following two pieces:

  • Satin Doll (Swing, Aebersold Vol. 12 – Duke Ellington, Smart Music)
  • In a Sentimental Mood (Ballad, Aebersold Vol. 12 – Duke Ellington, Smart Music)


Downloads of the audition music are available in pdf format: 


Schedule an Audition:

To schedule an audition, first complete the audition form:

Instrumental Jazz Audition Form

Option 1: Return the form by postal mail to:

East Tennessee State University
Department of Music
Attn. Dr. David Champouillon
PO Box 70661
Johnson City, TN 37614

Option 2: Return the form by email by scanning the completed form to a pdf file:


Then contact Dr. David Champouillon to schedule an audition time:



Recorded Auditions:

Recorded auditions are STRONGLY discouraged, and acceptable only for students who live 250 miles (or more) from campus. Please contact Dr. David Champouillon for further details about submitting a recorded audition.