2014 Jazz Madrigal Festival

The annual Northern Arizona University Vocal Jazz Madrigal Festival, one of the largest festivals of its kind in the Southwestern United States, features special guest clinicians and over 140 high school ensembles from Arizona and nearby states. The two-day festival includes a host concert in which choirs from NAU and professional groups of national and international stature appear.

This event will be held on the NAU campus in Flagstaff on Friday, February 7 and Saturday, February 8, 2014. Ensembles of all ability levels are invited to participate.

We are pleased to announce the following Madrigal clinicians: Dr. Jill Burleson Burgett, University of Northern Colorado; Dr. Paul Head, University of Delaware; and Dr. Christopher Peterson, California State University-Fullerton. Vocal Jazz clinicians will be Dr. Mitos Andaya, Temple University; Dr. Jeremy Fox, freelance composer/arranger; and Dr. Craig Peterson, Mesa Community College.

We are excited to announce that The Real Group will be the guest ensemble for this year’s festival! Please visit their website for more information. Tickets for the evening guest ensemble concert will go on sale Friday, November 1, 2013 at the NAU Central Ticket Office.

COST: $190.00 for each jazz or madrigal ensemble. Initially, we will accept only TWO ensembles per director. Additional ensembles will be accepted only after all applicants have been given the opportunity to schedule an ensemble. Available slots will be assigned to additional ensembles after the October 21st - October 25th registration period. Entry fee is due by Friday, December 13, 2013. If the entry fee is not received by December 13, 2013, reserved times will be given to the first school on the waiting list and your school moved to the bottom of the waiting list. Please note that this will be strictly enforced this year due to the high demand for festival slots.

Information on the 2014 NAU Jazz Madrigal festival will be sent out in mid-September and Registration for the festival opens on Monday, October 21, 2013 at 7:00 a.m. If you have any questions feel free to contact us 928-523-2642.

  • Jazz Madrigal Schedule - updated January 16, 2014 [PDF format]