The University of Alberta and Grant MacEwan University jointly offer a large jazz ensemble program. Students from both schools are auditioned for placement.
Jazz Band is directed by Mr. Raymond Baril, head of the Wind Program at MacEwan, and is the premier ensemble comprising the top ranked auditionees from both schools. The Jazz Band ensemble rehearses at Grant MacEwan University's Jasper Place Campus, a short bus ride or drive away from the University of Alberta North Campus.
Auditions are held in the first week of classes at both the University of Alberta and Grant MacEwan University. Auditions include a Jazz selection of your choice as well as technical skills, improvisational skills and sight-reading tests.