Stage Time: Maximum stage time will be 30 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, 2022.  Performance positions will be filled on a first-come, first served basis.  Send completed registration form together with a $125 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 and mail the check separately.

2022 Elon University Jazz Festival Schedule

(Please contact your school’s band director for specific performance times)

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

Rusty Smith, Festival Director

Friday, February 18, 2022

9:00a.m. – 6:00p.m. Performances by visiting band programs

Saturday, February 19, 2022

12:00 p.m.   Workshop: Natalie Boeyink, facilitator – McCrary Theatre

1:00 p.m.    Workshop: Pat Harbison, facilitator – McCrary Theatre

3:30 p.m.    Open Rehearsal:  Pat Harbison, Natalie Boeyink and the Elon University Jazz Ensemble, Rusty Smith, director

7:30 p.m.    Festival Concert