The mission of the IMEA is to promote lifelong music learning and to provide leadership for music education


Craig Roselieb                                                       
Jazz Division President                                         
 Downers Grove South High School                                 
 1436 Norfolk 
 Downers Grove, IL 60516                                                For further information about specific District 
 (630) 795-8693 office                                                     audition information and/or Junior Chair contact
 (630) 795-7610 FAX                                                        information, please click on the Districts tab                                                                above and locate information posted by district


2017 IMEC Conductors 

Honors Jazz Ensemble – Ellen Rowe, Piano, University of Michigan

Honors Vocal Jazz Ensemble – Ly Wilder, Vocals, Indiana University
Honors Jazz Combo – Marlene Rosenberg, Bass, Northwestern University
All-State Vocal Jazz Ensemble – Kim Stamps, Vocals, Belleville East High School (retired)
All-State Jazz Ensemble – Stacy Williams-Jackson, Bass, Lincoln-Way Central High School


2016 - 17 Senior Level Vocal and Instrumental Jazz Representative Contact Info

2016-17 Senior Jazz District Representatives (322.9 KB)

For a listing of Junior Level Jazz Representatives, please visit yourDistrict web page

Senior Level Vocal Jazz Audition Music Selection # 1 - Latin 

How Deep Is the Ocean (How High is the Sky)

arr. Rosana Eckert
Hal Leonard 08745369

** Audition Excerpt ** (131.8 KB)

How Deep Ocean Sample mp3 (2.3 MB)

Senior Level Vocal Jazz Audition Selection # 2 - Swing

Bye Bye Blackbird
Arr. Steve Zegree
Hal Leonard 00121776

** Audition Excerpt ** (134.1 KB)

Bye Bye Blackbird Sample mp3 (2.5 MB)


State Line Strut

Ellen Rowe

Kendor Music Publications #43422

Kendor Publishing Link


Auditions for the All-State Ensembles at the IMEC in January will utilize Billie's Bounce and Bb Rhythm change materials.  Each district will be using either this material, or a simple version of F blues, please check your district website.

Purchase Jamie Aebersold's Bb Rhythm Changes

Purchase Jamie Aebersold's "All Bird" Play-along 

Purchase Jamie Aebersold's Now's The Time/Billie's Bounce mp3

Billie's Bounce Audition/Rehearsal Track with Piano

Billie's Bounce Audition/Rehearsal track without Piano

Lead Sheets for Billies Bounce

Lead Sheets and audio files are for improvisation audition and practice only.  The melody is not part of the audition requirement.

Purchase Jamie Aebersold's F Blues

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