About the Band

Auditions are open to students in grades 6, 7, and 8 who play trumpet, trombone, saxophone, piano, guitar, bass, or drum set. Jazz students in grades 6, 7 and 8 are encouraged to prepare the required solo and audition for the ensemble. The auditioned band meets for three rehearsals and performs at the Seton Hill University Faculty Jazz Concert in the Reichgut Concert Hall in Seton Hill’s Performing Arts Center. The Jazz Band will be directed by Dr. Ted DiSanti, Director of the Commercial Music Program at Seton Hill University.

Photo of Dr. Ted DiSanti

Audition Video Submissions are due by the Thanksgiving Holiday Break.

There is a fee of $10 to audition and a fee of $65 to participate if selected for the band.  

Click here to download the list of required audition pieces (PDF).

Click here for the online Jazz Band Audition Registration Form

Blues Scales for Jazz Band auditions:

Bb instruments - Blues Scales

C Instruments - Blues Scales

Bass Clef-Blues Scales

Bb instruments - Blues Scales

 For more information, please contact the Director of Community Music at 724-552-2923 or walters@setonhill.edu.