As I've been researching schools with good jazz programs I've noticed that in most cases an electric audition is totally out of the question(with the exception of UNT who lets you make the transition in school as you go) and I'm wondering why this is? Since many high schools and community colleges do not offer orchestra programs you would think that more universities would allow electric players to audition their knowledge of jazz and desire to become professional on electric. Isn't that the point of the audition? To see how hard the candidate has worked on his preparing of audition material, level of technical proficiency, current knowledge of the jazz language, and his role in the rhythm section? It seems that the instrument should be secondary to the knowledge of the language. Wouldn't an educator want an electric player who has spent many shed hours studying jazz and has the desire to study upright alongside gaining the knowledge of the language? I just don't understand the logic here? Can someone please explain?