2016 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 12 and Saturday, February 13, 2016. Ensembles of all ability levels are invited to participate.

We are pleased to announce the following Madrigal clinicians: Karen Fulmer, Karen Kennedy, and John Byun. Vocal Jazz clinicians will be Trist Curless, Matt Falker, and Craig Peterson.

COST - $190.00 – for each jazz or madrigal ensemble. Initially, we will accept only TWO ensembles per director. Registration begins 7:00 a.m., Monday, October 19, 2015 and runs until 5:00 p.m., Friday, October 23, 2015. NOTE: registration accepted by EMAIL ONLY (no faxes.) 

Information packets will be sent out the third week of September.

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 19-23 registration period. Entry fee is due by 5:00 p.m., Friday, December 11, 2014. If the entry fee is not received by this date, 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. 

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Take 6

This year's guest ensemble is Take 6, one of the most awarded vocal group in history (10 Grammy Awards, 10 Dove Awards, a Soul Train Award, and more,) celebrating their 25th Anniversary! [learn more]

Festival Resources

  • Jazz Madrigal Schedule  - Friday 2/12 (coming soon)
  • Jazz Madrigal Schedule - Saturday 2/13 (coming soon)