2020 Jazz Madrigal Festival
The annual Northern Arizona University Vocal Jazz Madrigal Festival, one of the largest festivals of its kind in the 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 from Thursday, February 6th through Saturday, February 8th, 2019. Ensembles of all ability levels are invited to participate in this rated, but non-competitive festival.
We are pleased to announce the following Madrigal clinicians: Dr. Lynne Gackle (Baylor University), Dr. Rollo Dilworth (Temple University), and Dr. Shawna Stewart (Biola University). Vocal Jazz clinicians will be members of The Real Group. Vijay Singh (Central Washington University) will serve as a madrigal clinician on Friday and a vocal jazz clinician on Saturday. IMPORTANT REMINDER: Please note that we switch the clinicians around the different sites.
COST – $200.00 for each jazz or madrigal ensemble. Initially, we will accept only TWO ensembles per director. Registration begins 7:00 a.m., Monday, October 21, 2019 and runs until 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 23, 2019. NOTE: registration accepted by EMAIL ONLY (no faxes). Current members of ACDA can register starting at 6:45 am on Monday, October 21st.
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 21-23 registration period. Entry fee is due by 5:00 p.m., Friday, December 13, 2019. 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 will be 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.
We are very excited to announce that The Real Group will be the guest ensemble for this year’s festival! The Real Group is a professional a cappella ensemble from Sweden, in constant development since the formation 24 years ago. TRG is one of the leading forces in the world of vocal music today.
CONTINUED FOR 2020: The Real Group and The Shrine of the Ages choir will present two host concerts on Thursday, February 6th and Friday, February 7th at 7:30 pm
In addition, the NAU Vocal Jazz Ensembles High Altitude and Northern Voices will also be presenting a free concert on Friday and Saturday from 12:10-1:10 p.m.