Jazz Combo Day

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March 19, 2024, from 8 a.m. to 9 pm.

Jazz Combo Day is for individual high school jazz players. It gives you the opportunity to play with the area's best high school musicians and to meet accomplished NIU faculty members and guest artists. The event takes place in the Music Building.

You must submit a digital audition or be invited in order to attend. If accepted, you will participate in one of several combos at the event. The day includes a dinner, followed by performances by the student combos. The event ends with a concert by NIU faculty members.

Auditions and Registration

The audition deadline is February 28, 2024.

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Accepted Participants

The registration deadline is March 6, 2024.



If you cancel five or more business days before the event, you may request a refund from Kristin Sherman at ksherman2@niu.edu or 815-753-1450. No refunds will be made after this time unless NIU cancels the event.

Sample Event Schedule (PDF)


Students work with several NIU faculty members, including:

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