- Good command of the instrument
- High level music reading skills
- Knowledge of and ability to play scales and their diatonic chords in eight notes/up-tempo
- Rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic affinity with Latin music.
- Good understanding of improvisation
- Good music reading skills
- Knowledge of and ability to play scales and their diatonic chords in eighth notes/up-tempo
During the entrance exam
- You play with a backing track
- You will play by ear (reproduce) a fragment played to you
- You will play a piece prima vista in the Latin/Brazilian or Latin jazz idiom
- You will improvise by ear on the basis of chords played to you
No need to present complex arrangements - it's more about your playing. Pay attention to contrasting music styles and rhythms and the abovementioned focus points.
lf possible, play with a backing track. Some of the genres/rhythms mentioned above have to be presented. You will have to prepare three ensemble pieces of which two will be chosen by the committee.
Latin Music Theory
Part of your audition also consists of Latin Music Theory