Jazz Day

Friday, Feb. 5, 2021, online from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Jazz Day is a unique opportunity for high school jazz bands and their directors to perform for each other and NIU School of Music faculty members. Each band performs a 20-minute concert in the Music Building concert hall, followed by a 20-minute clinic session conducted by NIU faculty. Students also participate in individual instrumental clinics led by NIU faculty and a guest clinician. Outstanding soloists will receive scholarships to our Jazz Combo Day!

Due to safety concerns, Jazz Day will be offered online in spring 2021 at a reduced cost.

Jazz band directors have the option to send a pre-recorded band performance. Directors and jazz band members will experience school jazz band performances on YouTube and engage with NIU faculty on Zoom, view NIU jazz faculty instrumental clinics on YouTube, plus enjoy Livestream performances from the Concert Hall stage with the NIU Jazztet and NIU Jazz Faculty.

Registration

  • Cost: $100 per school (due two weeks before event)
  • Registration deadline: Jan. 8, 2021
    • This clinic is limited to 16 schools
  • Notification deadline:Jan. 15, 2021

Be sure to register by the deadline. Faculty will select groups from those received by the registration deadline. We will contact directors chosen to participate by the notification deadline. A registration fee is charged for each ensemble and is due two weeks before the event date.

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Cancellations

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.

Staff

Students work with several NIU faculty members, including:

Contact Us

College of Visual and Performing Arts
Office of External Programs

Music Building 132

Kristin Sherman
815-753-1450
ksherman2@niu.edu

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Online Office Hours

Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
(lunch from noon – 1 p.m.)

To protect the safety of our staff, students and families, we will operate remotely until further notice. Our staff will be available at their remote offices during normal NIU business hours and can be contacted via phone or email.

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