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 12) 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.
Guest Artist Clinic
Vocalist Kathy Kosins will be presenting an educational clinic/workshop from 10am-12noon on Friday in Reynolds Recital Hall. Saxophonist Jim Snidero will be presenting an educational clinic at 4pm (also on Friday) in Jamrich Hall (Room 102). These clinics are free and open to the public.
An early afternoon luncheon on Friday (1-3pm) will feature 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.