LAS VEGAS YOUTH JAZZ ORCHESTRA
LAS VEGAS YOUTH JAZZ ORCHESTRA AUDITIONS FOR 2020-21 !!
Deadline January 26, 2021
Jazz Outreach Initiative has collaborated with the Las Vegas Youth Orchestras to present a groundbreaking new opportunity for students from across the valley to explore, learn, and play jazz!
This audition is open to all middle school and high school students. To participate in the LVYJO, students must be a member of their school’s jazz band program, where applicable. Open to all instruments - including strings and vocalists.
Due to the quarantine restrictions, the LVYJO will be accepting video auditions.
Please submit your video through the following DropBox link
1) Scales (2 octaves, up and down)
A. Any Chromatic
B. Any 2 Major Scales
2) Solo over Blues (in any key)
* This can be performed with a backing track of your choice or solo instrument alone.
3) Perform a solo, etude, or tune of your choice.
* Any transcribed jazz solo, jazz etude , or jazz standard.
Registration fee of $125 is required for the Spring semester. Included in this fee, all LVYJO students are automatically registered in LVYJO’s Jazz Language Class, Saturdays, 11 am-12:30 pm. *Online rehearsals begin Wednesday, January 27, 2021 **When in-person rehearsals resume, the LVYJO meets on Wednesday evenings, 6:30 pm-8:30 pm, location to be determined. For any questions, please contact LVYJO Program Director, Gary Cordell – For more information about Jazz Outreach Initiative, please visit
Questions? Contact Gary Cordell, LVYJO Director and JOI Director or Programming