Jams, Clinics, and Workshops


High School and Middle School Ensemble Performances and Clinics
Registered high school and middle school ensembles will perform in 20 minute time slots on Friday (April 17) and will then participate in a 15 - 20 minute clinic with two clinicians/adjudicators.  Adjudicators will provide written feedback for every big band and combo performance.  These performances and clinics will all take place in the University Center and Reynolds Recital Hall.

Guest Artist Clinic
Violinist Regina Carter will be presenting an educational clinic at 4pm on Friday (April 17) in Reynolds Recital Hall.  This clinic is free and open to the public.

Jam Session!
Enjoy lunch in the Wildcat Den from 12noon-2pm on Friday (April 17) while enjoying informal performances by NMU combos, and the always-popular jam session for all participants. This event will be held in the Wildcat Den (one of the University cafeterias).  Traditionally, the jam session is where emerging jazz artists congregated to try out new ideas and work at perfecting the craft of improvisation. This session will be offered in that spirit and will provide students an opportunity to practice improvisation and listen to others. All students are encouraged to participate.