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 3, 2014. 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 Matthew Buckmaster, Music Department, 2800 Campus Box, Elon University, Elon, NC 27244. You can also email forms to firstname.lastname@example.org and mail the check separately.
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