2015 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 13 and Saturday, February 14, 2015. Ensembles of all ability levels are invited to participate.

We are pleased to announce the following Madrigal clinicians: Dr. Charlene Archibeque, San Jose State University; Dr. Miguel Felipe, University of Hawaii; and Dr. Christopher Kiver, Penn State. Vocal Jazz clinicians will be Brennan Baglio, Jeff Horenstein, and Kelly Kunz. We are excited to announce that Groove for Thought 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 Thursday, November 13 at 7:00 a.m. by fax or email only (see ticket order form below for information).

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 20-24 registration period. Entry fee is due by Friday, December 12, 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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