2023 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 in-person on the NAU campus in Flagstaff from Thursday, February 9th through Saturday, February 11th, 2023. Ensembles of all ability levels are invited to participate in this rated, but non-competitive festival.
We are very excited to announce that Accent will be the guest ensemble for this year’s festival! Six guys – five different countries – one sound. Accent began in 2011 as an internet collaboration of a cappella vocalists from five different countries. After years of singing together virtually on YouTube, they met in person in 2014 and performed live for the very first time. Drawing inspiration from the pioneers who preceded them, Accent is forging a new path melding contemporary a cappella, jazz and pop into one signature sound.
Registration & Cost Accordion Closed
Cost ($200.00) for each jazz or madrigal ensemble.
Registration begins 7:00 a.m., Monday, October 24, 2022 and runs until 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 26, 2022. NOTE: registration accepted by EMAIL ONLY (no faxes).
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 24-26 registration period. Entry fee is due by 5:00 p.m., Friday, December 9, 2022. 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.
Festival Clinicians Accordion Closed
We are pleased to announce the following Madrigal clinicians: Dr. Nicole Lamartine (University of California Santa Barbara), Dr. Jennaya Robison (University of Missouri-Kansas City) and Dr. Jeffrey Allen Murdock (University of Arkansas). Vocal Jazz clinicians will be John Stafford II (Kansas City Kansas Community College) and members of Accent.
IMPORTANT REMINDER: Please note that we switch the clinicians around the different sites.
Festival Schedule Accordion Closed
Host Concerts Accordion Closed
Important Dates to Remember Accordion Closed
|Mon. October 24th, 7:00am||Festival Registration is Open Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (no faxes)|
|Wed. October 26th, 5:00pm||Festival Registration is Closed|
|Fri. October 28th||Festival Participants will be notified of performance times and venues via email and website|
|Mon. November 7th, 7:00am||Tickets for Accent and The Shrine of the Ages Choir go on sale|
|Fri. December 9th||Payment must be received by the NAU Choral Studies Office or your ensemble will lose their reserved time slots|
|Fri. January 13th, 2023||Payment must be received by the NAU Choral Studies Office or your ensemble will lose their reserved time slots|