Festival Guidelines and Schedule

Stage Time: Maximum stage time will be 25 minutes.  A warm-up room will be available 30 minutes in advance of your performance time.  Please limit your performance to three selections (approximately 15-20 minutes).  This will allow the clinicians time to give a short verbal critique and work with your band.  All ensembles will receive written comments from the clinicians.

Awards: Outstanding Soloist Certificates will be presented during the event.

Registration Deadline:  February 2, 2015.  Performance positions will be filled on a first-come, first served basis.  Send completed registration form together with a $100 registration fee (made out to Elon University Jazz Festival) to Jon Metzger, Music Department, 2800 Campus Box, Elon University, Elon, NC 27244.  You can also email forms to jmetzger@elon.edu and mail the check separately.

2015 Elon University Jazz Festival  Schedule

All events are in McCrary Theater (except as noted), Center for the Arts, Elon University
Jon Metzger, Festival Director


Thursday, February 19

9:00-9:40 a.m.   Keith Waters with MUS 212 Theory Class, Room 163
10:30-11:15 a.m.  Keith Waters with MUS 115 and 111 Theory Classes, Room 165
12:30 p.m.  Open Rehearsal:  Elon University Jazz Ensemble, Room 164


Friday, February 20

10:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m.  Workshop/Master Class:  Visiting Band Performance Critiques
Keith Waters and Dave Pietro, facilitators

10:00 a.m. McDougle Middle School Jazz Band, Luis Rodriguez, director

10:30 a.m.   AL Stanback Middle School Jazz Ensemble II, Joe Sisco, director

11:00 a.m.   AL Stanback Middle School Jazz Ensemble I, Michael Capps, director

11:30 a.m.   Cedar Ridge Jazz Ensemble, Josh Cvijanovic, director

12:00 p.m. Western Express Big Band, Michael Jefferson, director

12:30 p.m.    Grimsley High School Jazz Ensemble, Stefan Stuber, director

1:00 p.m. Lunch Break

2:00 p.m. Culbreath Middle School Jazz Band, Sam Berryhill, director

2:30 p.m. Clover Garden Jazz Band, Steve Morris, director

3:00 p.m. Martinsville High School Jazz Ensemble, Kevin Lewis, director

3:30 p.m. The Panther Collective (Pasquotank County HS), John Russell, director

4:00 p.m.         Northeastern High School Jazz Ensemble B, Wayne James, director

4:30 p.m.         Northeastern High School Jazz Ensemble A, Wayne James, director


Saturday, February 21

12:00 p.m.  Workshop:  Jazz Piano Techniques, Keith Waters, facilitator

1:00 p.m.    Workshop:  Jazz Saxophone Techniques, Dave Pietro, facilitator

2:00 p.m.     Lunch Break, Campus Visit, Auditions

4:30 p.m.     Open Rehearsal:  Keith Waters, Dave Pietro, and the Elon University   
                    Jazz Ensemble, Jon Metzger, facilitator

5:00 p.m.     Open Rehearsal:  Small Group (Keith Waters, Dave Pietro, Steve Haines,
          Daniel Faust, Jon Metzger)

7:30 p.m.     Festival Concert featuring Keith Waters, Dave Pietro, Steve Haines, Daniel                                  
                    Faust, and the ElonUniversity Jazz Ensemble, Jon Metzger, director