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Auditioning at Hartt School of Music

Discussion in 'Jazz Technique [DB]' started by jbass116, Jan 24, 2014.


  1. jbass116

    jbass116

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    This is probably a longshot, but does anyone happen to know how a typical jazz bass audition goes at Hartt? I have my audition in a couple days and was just wondering what to expect, if anyone knows. I'm a little shaky on rhythm changes and was wondering if anyone who auditioned at Hartt was asked to play them. Thanks.
     
  2. Seanto

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  3. jbass116

    jbass116

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    Thanks, but I did of course read the information available online long ago! I have been preparing for some time now. I just wanted to know what the actual audition experience was like. Of what I had prepared, rhythm changes were probably my weakest area, so I was just curious.

    But the audition was super chill and they accepted me :D Nat Reeves is one cool dude
     
  4. Seanto

    Seanto

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    Nice! Good job brotha.
     
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  6. drurb

    drurb Oracle, Ancient Order of Rass Hattur; Mem. #1, EPC Supporting Member

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    Nat Reeves sure is one cool dude and a monster player as well! I studied with him privately for a bit. :)

    Congrats on your acceptance!
     
  7. hepcatbassist

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    Did they tell you that you were accepted right after the audition?
    I've been thinking about auditioning at Hartt next year. Met Nat on an elevator a couple weeks ago and he was really nice.
     
  8. jbass116

    jbass116

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    after I finished playing Nat just said something like, "great audition and we'd love to see you here in the fall". nothing official, but unless I severely misjudged the situation I think he essentially told me I'm in :)
     

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