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Louisiana Association for

                              Jazz Education

All -State Jazz Ensemble

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Scale requirement has changed as of July 3rd, 2017.    

Important Dates and Audition Location

Audition date and location will be set by each district.  Check your district calendar.   

All recorded auditions must be received by the Jazz Division Chair by Thursday, September 28, 2017.


$12 per audition paid to the district. 
District Director will submit a single district check for all audition entries to the Jazz Division Chair.


All forms related to All-State auditions for jazz band can be found Louisiana Music Educators Association website.

Click here to download forms.

Audition Process

There is a single audition for All-State Jazz Ensemble. 

District level auditions will be audio recorded by the District Director or the district’s Jazz Chair. 

Details are available on “Audition Process/Script.“ 

These recordings will be submitted to the Jazz Division Chairperson for adjudication.

Details are available on  “Directions for District Directors.”


Required scales include selected blues, major, chromatic, and “other” scales. A copy of the scales for each instrument can be downloaded below. 

Alto Sax

Tenor Sax

Bari Sax


Bass Trombone





Prepared Material

All audition material, and audition tracks, can be found following. Click the links to download materials.

There is a 4-year rotation of prepared selections:

Set I  –  2017-18  New this year!

Music Selections
Audio Tracks

Set II –  2018-19

Set III – 2019-20

Set IV – 2020-21


All students will sight read a short selection.


Check with your district director or jazz chair to find out what equipment will be available for auditions.

Additional information

Additional information can be found in the LMEA Hand book.


The audition results for all instruments can be found LMEA Audition Results: All-State page.

Additional information

More details and materials are available in the Louisiana Music Educators Association's website. Please follow the link below.