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.

2014 Elon University Jazz Festival  Schedule

All events will be in McCrary Theater (except as noted), Center for the Arts,  Elon University
Matt Buckmaster,  Festival Director

Friday, February 21

Jeff Phillips and Craig Whittaker, clinicians

9:00 AM:  McDougle Middle School, Luis Rodriguez, director
9:40 AM:  Western Alamance High School, Michael Jefferson, director
10:20 AM:  Northeastern High School, Wayne James, director
11:00 AM:  Clover Garden School, Steve Morris, director
11:40 AM:  Grimsley High School, Stefan Stuber, director
12:20-1:20 PM:   Lunch Break
1:30 PM:  Durham Jazz Messengers, Dave Finucane, director
2:10 PM:  Southern Vance High School, Demetrius White, director
3:00 PM:  Announcement of Outstanding Soloist Awards

Saturday, February 22

1:00 p.m.  Workshop:  TBA, Craig Whittaker, facilitator

2:00 p.m.    Workshop:  Working in the Rhythm Section, Jeff Phillips, facilitator

3:00 p.m.     Open Rehearsal:  Jeff Phillips, Craig Whittaker, Jon Metzger, and the Elon University   

                    Jazz Ensemble, Matt Buckmaster, facilitator

5:00 p.m.     Break

7:30 p.m.     Festival Concert featuring Jeff Phillips, Craig Whittaker, Jon Metzger and the Elon   
                    University Jazz Ensemble, Matt Buckmaster, director