WILL CAMPBELL, Director of Jazz Ensembles
(jazz improvisation, saxophone)
Originally from North Carolina, Will Campbell is the Director of Jazz Studies and Saxophone Instructor at UNC Charlotte. He holds the Doctor of Musical Arts in Saxophone Performance and Literature degree from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and the of Bachelor of Music (Jazz Studies) and Master of Music (Saxophone Performance) from the University of North Texas. While attending UNT, he was a member of the One O’Clock Lab Band and directed the Three O’Clock Lab Band. From 1990 to 1994, he toured internationally as a member of the Harry Connick, Jr. Orchestra. Recording credits include Blue Light, Red Light, When My Heart Finds Christmas, and The New York Big Band Concert (Video). Dr. Campbell has performed with artists such as Marvin Stamm, Randy Brecker, Bobby Shew, Pete Christlieb, Frank Sinatra, Jr., Doc Severinsen, Louie Bellson, and ensembles such as The Glenn Miller Orchestra, The Tulsa Philharmonic Orchestra, The Charlotte Philharmonic Orchestra, and The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra. In 1995, he was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Fellowship Grant, which allowed him to study privately with renowned saxophonist Dick Oatts in New York City. Since 1999, he has been a member of the University of North Texas Summer Jazz Workshop Faculty. Dr. Campbell has performed at conferences for the North American Saxophone Alliance, International Association for Jazz Education, and the World Saxophone Congress and has published two articles in the Jazz Education Journal. His arrangement of Pure Imagination for jazz ensemble is now available through UNC Jazz Press (University of Northern Colorado). Dr. Campbell is an Artist/Clinician for the Conn-Selmer Company and plays Selmer saxophones exclusively.
Ron Carter, Professor
Coordinator of Jazz Studies
Ronald Carter is Coordinator of the Jazz Studies Program and director of the world-renowned NIU Jazz Ensemble.
Carter has presented workshops as guest conductor, artist, clinician, or adjudicator at Western Illinois University, University of Northern Colorado, Iowa State University, University of Kansas, Southern Illinois University, University of Illinois, University of Iowa, Northern Illinois University, Hampton University, Loyola University, Coe College, Augustana College, VanderCook College of Music, and Georgia State College. He has performed these same duties at numerous high schools and at regional and national conferences. He has also directed all-state jazz bands in Illinois, Indiana, Rhode Island, Missouri, Texas, Wisconsin, Colorado, Iowa, Maine, Kentucky, Vermont, Arizona, Kansas, Arkansas, and Tennessee.
Ron Carter spent over 18 years in the St. Louis metropolitan area as an educator and professional freelance musician on saxophone, clarinet, flute, and as a vocalist. He co-directed the group Infiniti and performed with the George Hudson Orchestra. Carter has also performed professionally with Clark Terry, Lena Horne, Lou Rawls, the Jimmy Dorsey Band, Wallace Roney, Terell Stafford, the Temptations, the Dells, Oliver Lake, Hamiett Bluiett, Leon Thomas, Art Davis, Fareed Haque, Joseph Bowie, Frank Mantooth, Delbert Bernadella, Byron Bowie, Orbert Davis, Carl Allen, and many others.
An abbreviated list of his honors and awards includes Downbeat Magazine’s Jazz Educator’s Hall of Fame, The Woody Herman Music Award (Birch Creek Music Center), the 1991 Milken National Distinguished Educator Award, Southern Illinois University Excellence in Teaching Award, and the St. Louis American newspaper’s Excellence in Teaching Award.
Carter’s current projects include serving as director of the Gallery 37-South Shore Cultural Center Summer Youth Jazz Ensemble in Chicago, International Consultant for the Essentially Ellington Jazz Competition sponsored by Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York, Miles Davis 2001, St. Louis, Program Director for Jazz at Lincoln Center Band Director Academy, member of the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic, author for Alfred Publications, and recently-elected vice president of the 11,000-member International Association for Jazz Educators (IAJE).
Carter is currently a Conn/Selmer Instrument Artist Clinician/Educational Specialist.
Jazz Ensemble Roster
The SCBDA 2009 All-State Jazz Ensembles are two
bands of equal strength, named for their clinicians.
|2009 ALL-STATE JAZZ ENSEMBLE – Will Campbell, Clinician|
|Alto 1||Chris Mitchell||Northwestern High School|
|Alto 2||Wes Shorter||Lexington High School|
|Tenor 1||Zachary Slaughter||Governor’s School for the Arts|
|Tenor 2||Kevin Patton||Fort Dorchester High School|
|Bari Sax||Emma Ostapeck||Charleston School of the Arts|
|Ben Donnor||Wando High School|
|J.P. Taylor||Socastee High School|
|Trumpet 2||Ashley Marshall||Pickens High School|
|Trumpet 3||Emily Campbell||Fort Dorchester High School|
|Trumpet 4||Michael Mai||Socastee High School|
|Trombone 1||Corey Allen||D.W. Daniel High School|
|Trombone 2||Jonathan Griggs||Hartsville High School|
|Trombone 3||Bryce Benning||Sumter High School|
|Bass Trombone||Ben Peele||Sumter High School|
|Guitar||Adam Fallon||Charleston School of the Arts|
|Piano||Trey Cooper||Charleston School of the Arts|
|Bass||Stephen Bohnstengel||Wando High School|
|Drum Set||Josh Hoover||Wando High School|
|Aux. Perc.||Martin Patrick||Northwestern High School|
|2009 ALL-STATE JAZZ ENSEMBLE – Ron Carter, Clinician|
|Alto 1||Joseph Weshefsky||Carolina Forest High School|
|Alto 2||Lee McAbee||Westside High School|
|Tenor 1||Eddy Stein||T.L. Hanna High School|
|Tenor 2||Dillion Ashby||Ridge View High School|
|Bari Sax||Alex Francis||Wando High School|
|Clay White||Wando High School|
|Will O’Dell||Chapin High School|
|Trumpet 2||Ryan Van Buren||Wando High School|
|Trumpet 3||Adam Bailey||Charleston School of the Arts|
|Trumpet 4||Ryan Puzerewski||Wando High School|
|Trombone 1||Weston Olencki||Woodruff High School|
|Trombone 2||Bradley Powers||Goose Creek High School|
|Trombone 3||Robert Smith||Cheraw High School|
|Bass Trombone||Daniel Imholz||Wando High School|
|Guitar||Cameron Sutton||Mauldin High School|
|Piano||Hannah Herin||Wando High School|
|Bass||Robert Widlowski||Charleston School of the Arts|
|Drum Set||Jason Piers||Rock Hill High School|
|Aux. Perc.||Jay Addison||Stratford High School|
1. Diatonic Major Scales (60 second time limit):
All major diatonic scales should be memorized. Students will be asked to play FIVE chromatically adjacent scales in their audition. If a scale is played incorrectly, it may be attempted at the end of the sequence, if there is time remaining in the 60 second time limit. If there is time left, the judge will announce those scales for which full credit has not been given.
2 Octaves Bb, B, C, C#, D, Eb, E, F
1 Octave F#, G, Ab, A
2 Octaves F#, G, Ab, A, Bb, B, C
1 Octave C#, D, Eb, E, F
2 Octaves E, F, F#, G, Ab, A, Bb
1 Octave B, C, C#, D, Eb
(Students auditioning on Bass Trombone will play the Ab scale (2 octaves) beginning on pedal Ab)
Vibes, Guitar, Piano and Bass:
2 Octaves Eb, E, F, F#, G, Ab, A, Bb, B, C, C#, D
2. Chromatic Scale: Each student should play an open-ended chromatic scale (ascending and descending) to show their full playing range. Rhythm is at the discretion of the student, but should be consistent throughout. The Senior All-State chromatic ranges would be the minimum for the winds. Piano, Guitar, Bass, and Vibes should play the full range of their instrument.
3. Prepared Etude: All etudes are selected from the “Jazz Conception” books by Jim Snidero, published by Advance Music. Books come with demo CDs (for study purposes only), and are available for: Alto/Bari Sax, Tenor Sax, Trumpet, Tenor Trombone, Bass Trombone, Piano, Guitar, Bass, and Drums. At the audition, the etudes must be performed without accompaniment at the listed tempo. Students auditioning on Bass Trombone may play their etude from either the Tenor Trombone or Bass Trombone Book.
All-State Jazz Audition ETUDES for 2009
All solos from “Jazz Conception” by Jim Snidero, published by Advance Music. Books with CD’s available for: Eb Alto/Bari Sax, Bb Tenor Sax, Bb Trumpet, Tenor Trombone, Bass Trombone, Guitar, Piano, Bass, and Drums.
Friends, pg. 32-33, track 16, Play ms 30, beat 4, to the end.
A Doll, pg. 10, track 5. Start at ms. 1 to beat 3 of ms 32.
Joe’s Thing, pg. 18, track 9. Play ms.25-48.
Joe’s Thing, pg. 18, track 9. Play ms. 25-48.
Rose, pg. 16 & 17 track 8. Play beginning to beat 3 of ms 32 as written (do not play pickups to ms. 33) then 33 to the end comping using the chords provided with the etude.
(Use the Solo Etudes, not the Piano Comping book)
(Use the Solo Etudes, not the Bass Lines book)
(Play the Solo, then the Lead Sheet)
4. Sightreading: Students will sightread in two contrasting styles. One style will be swing and the other will be chosen from ballad, Latin, or rock. Drum set players have a different procedure. Please review the SCBDA Handbook for details.
5. Improvisation: Students will show their improvisational skills by playing along with a CD…Track #8 of “Blues in F” of the Jamey Aebersold Play-A-Long CD-Volume One–“How to Improvise.” This can be ordered from any music dealer or directly from Jamey Aebersold at 1-800-456-1388, or online at www.jazzbooks.com.
*All Band Directors should consult the SCBDA Handbook for further details about any facet of the All-State Jazz Auditions or State Jazz Festival registration and participation requirements.