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Department of MusicJazz Ensemble

The ODU Jazz Ensemble is featured in concert every semester under the direction of Keith Philbrick. Each spring, the group performs with a nationally known jazz artist as part of a five day jazz residency via the Diehn Concert Series. Past artists include Nicki Parrott, Darmon Meader, Randy Brecker, Terrell Stafford, Bob Mintzer, Clark Terry, and John Abercrombie.

The ODU Jazz Ensemble holds auditions the first Tuesday of each semester, 4:20-5:35 p.m. in the Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Building, Room 1105 (Band Room). Music for the audition will be provided. Students will perform standard big band arrangements together as a group and in sections. Individuals may be asked to solo on both written and improvised passages from the arrangements. Audition participants will be notified the results by email no later than the following day. All ODU students are welcome to audition regardless of major.

Contact Professor Keith Philbrick for more information.