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 1, 2017.  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 Rusty Smith, Music Department, 2800 Campus Box, Elon University, Elon, NC 27244.  You can also email forms to rsmith76@elon.edu and mail the check separately.

2017 Elon University Jazz Festival  Schedule

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

Friday, February 17

9:00 a.m.—4:30 p.m.  Workshop/Master Class:  Visiting Band Performance Critiques

2016 Participants Included:

Perf. Time Ensemble Director
9:30 AM Culbreth Middle Jazz I Sam Berryhill 
10:00 AM Cedar Ridge Jazz Combo Josh Cvijanovic
10:30 AM A.L. Stanback Middle Jazz Ensemble I J. Michael Capps
11:00 AM Cedar Ridge Jazz Ensemble II Josh Cvijanovic
11:30 AM Western Express Jazz Band Michael Jefferson
12:00 PM Cedar Ridge Jazz Ensemble I Josh Cvijanovic
12:30 PM Grimsley High School Jazz Band Stefan Stuber
1:00-2:00 PM Lunch Break
2:00 PM The Panther Jazz Collective John Russell
2:30 PM It’s Always Sunny at GDS Combo Brad Linde
3:00 PM Northeastern High School Wayne P James
3:30 PM Gucci Zain Combo Brad Linde
4:00 PM McDougle Middle School Luis Rodriguez

Saturday, February 18

10:30 a.m.   Workshop: 

11:30 a.m.    Workshop: 

12:30 p.m.     Lunch Break

2:00 p.m.     Open Rehearsal (McCrary):  The Elon University Jazz Ensemble, Rusty Smith, facilitator

3:30 p.m.     Open Rehearsal (McCrary):

7:30 p.m.     Festival Concert in McCrary Theatre