High School and Middle School Performances and Clinics

Registered high school and middle school ensembles will perform in scheduled time slots on Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday (April 22-24) and then get feedback and work with festival clinicians.  Performances and clinics will all take place in Reynolds Recital Hall and the newly-renovated Northern Center (formerly the University Center).

Guest Artist Clinic

Mike Tomaro will be presenting an educational clinic at 1:00pm on Friday (April 24) in the Northern Center.  This clinic is free and open to the public.

Jam Session!

The popular jam session for festival participants will be held from 11:00pm-1:00pm in the Northern Center.  Traditionally, jam sessions were the place 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. The jam session will also feature a blues improvisation competition showcasing the talents of outstanding high school students that have been nominated by their band directors to participate in this event.