Date: March 21st, 2018
Location: First Unitarian Church of Oakland
Oakland Jazz Choir
Oakland Jazz Choir is a highly auditioned, select performing group of 15-20
singers. OJC sings traditional and contemporary jazz
with original arrangements. We have
performed at Yoshis, SF Jazz Festival, Great American Music Hall, San Jose Jazz
Festival, and the IAJE Convention in Long Beach.
$30/month dues is required. Work-study
positions are available.
- Prior to
the audition you will be provided with sheet music and an mp3 or other electronic file for learning
your part. Please allow enough time
to learn your music.
prepared to stay a minimum of 4 hours.
arrive with section parts pre-rehearsed.
choral rehearsal in sections
- Sing in
octets, two to a part
- Sing in
quartets, one to a part
singers will be asked to perform a jazz solo piece with a corresponding
scat over the changes. Please bring
sheet music, in your proper key.
What we are
to sing on pitch
feel for syncopation
ability to hold a harmony part against other parts
to blend vocally with others (singing and listening at the same time)
attitude and a love for jazz
to commit to weekly rehearsals (7:30 -10 pm) on either a Tuesday or
Wednesday night, private practice on your own, occasional sectional or
special rehearsals, and ability to make time for gigs.
ensemble experience preferred.
is helpful, but not required.
- Solo or
lead singing abilities are helpful, but not required.
If you are
- Call or
email in advance to register and coordinate pick-up of learning materials